Watercooler Color Challenge


It’s time for another Watercooler Challenge – and this time, it’s a color challenge. (Or, “colour,” if you’re not from the US.) I thought these colors would make a great summer combination. Think garden or beach and you won’t have a hard time at all. (I just thought – wouldn’t that make a gorgeous beach umbrella?)

Here’s my take on the challenge.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Watercolor WingsI used the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set for the background splatters and flowers. This is a great set that you can use all year long – and it’s so versatile. It coordinates with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit, but don’t limit it to that! There are splatters, flowers, leaves, hearts, snowflakes, butterflies, and more. Like the Cottage Greetings set I used here, there are so many other ways to use it than just with the kit.

I inked the flowers with Melon Mambo, then used a sponge dauber to sponge a little Rose Red over the inked stamp to give a little depth to the color.  I used Pink Pirouette and Pool Party for the splatters, stamping off first so the color would be a little lighter.

The butterfly was fun! I stamped the shadow image from Watercolor Wings in Pool Party ink, then stamped the next layer in Wisteria Wonder (you can’t see that in the photo), and, finally, the image with just the edges of the wings in Rose Red. I loved the look of the butterfly, but it was a little bold for the rest of the card. I stamped the shadow one more time in Versamark and Pool Party on vellum card stock, then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Using the Butterflies thinlits, I die-cut the image in a snap. (Remember when we had to fussy cut little images like that? Gotta love that Big Shot! And don’t forget to add the Magnetic Platform to your order. It makes using framelits and thinlits so much easier.)

Before I added the vellum butterfly to the card with mini glue dots, I stamped the antennae and body with Pool Party ink, and added the sentiment in Wisteria Wonder. (Don’t worry; since you used Pool Party ink with the Versamark and embossing powder, you won’t see the glue dots through the vellum.) Just for fun, I used a 2-way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on a few of the splatters for a little more shimmer. Oh – and I embossed the Wisteria Wonder layer with the Honeycomb embossing folder.

So now – it’s your turn! Check out the other inspirational samples on the challenge home page, then give the challenge a try. Post your project (it doesn’t have to be a card!) to the Watercooler Challenge blog using the “InLinkz” button at the bottom of the post.  If there are three or more entries, we’ll choose a winner and you’ll get to post the “Winner!” badge to your blog or web site. Not that I’m begging or anything, but this challenge was my design, and I heard a lot of whining from the other challenge designers about how hard it was. (Hello…do you know what “challenge” means?) So show them that it’s not that difficult to use lovely pinks and a couple blues (and, yes, Rose Red is considered a pink in my world. Cherry Cobbler is the Regals red).

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a colorful day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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3 Responses to Watercooler Color Challenge

  1. Ginger says:

    Love the colors. What a gorgeous butterfly. Iridescent Ice is on my want list.


  2. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Ginger! Iridescent Ice is a great way to add glitter to a large area. And it’s not messy!


  3. Pingback: One More for the Color | Stamping with Buffy

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