I'm getting my week started and my creative juices flowing with another color challenge from Color Throwdown (ctd563). This week the challenge was to use orange, lavender, purple, and green. Definitely not your typical color scheme! So, I pulled out Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green to create this fun fall card.
I used the Well Written dies from the Annual Catalog to cut the "welcome" greeting from Basic Black cardstock. I lined this up with the bottom left edge of the gray bar to balance the stars that are grouped on the right side of the card. Finally, I tied a simple bow using White Baker's Twine and mounted my image on Basic Black cardstock and then on a Coastal Cabana card base.
When I finished, I realized I hadn't used a single rubber stamp! Dies are wonderful for creating dramatic cards quickly and easily. I think I'll make another rubber stamp-free card for Wednesday - maybe I can keep the trend up all week!
I'd love to see cards you made without using rubber stamps or cards inspired by this color challenge. Leave your comments below.
I cut a circle using the Layering Circles dies from Soft Sea Foam cardstock and a slightly larger circle using the Stitched Shaped dies from Coastal Cabana cardstock. I wrapped some Linen Thread and Silver Metallic Thread around my fingers and then twisted it behind the circle. I secured the thread with a glue dot and then put dimensionals on the back of the circles to pop them up. I used an old die from Stampin' Up! to cut the "Joy" from Rich Razzleberry, but you could use the Hand-lettered Prose dies to assemble the word "Joy."
I layered the whole thing on Coastal Cabana cardstock and then Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I embossed the layer of Rich Razzleberry with the Subtle embossing folder before attaching it to a Rich Razzleberry card base.
This non-traditional color scheme and non-Christmas stamp set combine to form an elegant Christmas card.
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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