It’s time for the weekly Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! This time, it’s a fabulous color challenge from Kath. She pulled three colors from the 2014-2016 In Colors and one core color for this gorgeous fall palette.
I knew it would be easy to create a card with these colors. I have lots of inspiration, because all I have to do is look outside. These are the colors of fall. But I wanted a little more challenge, so I decided to do a 3-D. Here’s my project.
I had a candle holder left over from another project, so I decided to create a fall centerpiece for our dining room table. I used the Reason for the Season stamp set with Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow cardstock and ink to create the flowers. Then I punched with the Festive Flower Builder Punch (adding the Crushed Curry flower centers). I didn’t use the largest stamp and petal/leaf punch, because I didn’t want the flowers to totally overwhelm the candle. I added a little dab of Dazzling Details mixed with Crushed Curry ink refill to the centers of the flowers.
Some people mix their Dazzling Details and ink refill as they need it. I like to create bottles of colored Dazzling D’s, because it’s always ready. Simply remove the tip from the Dazzling Details container and add 10-12 drops of refill (more or less, depending on the intensity you want). I used an old chop stick to mix it up. Put the tip back on, and it’s ready to go.
I used a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers to the candle holder. If your flowers are low enough, you can use a “real” candle. If they’re sticking up over the edge of the container, I’d use an LED tealight, unless you want to invite firefighters to your Thanksgiving dinner. (Hey – it worked on Friends, right?)
This set is not retiring in January – and neither is the punch! You can use it with any colors to create gorgeous flowers all year long. Fun, right?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Please drop by again after 10 for a new Craft Project Central project. It’s a fun Advent project created by the amazing Amanda Corbet.
Have a wonderful day!