It’s FRIDAY!! I love our Stamp Off! Friday challenges. It’s like a virtual play date with Susan & Jackie.
This week is a color challenge. Here’s the color palette.
This uses two of my favorite colors (Calypso Coral and Elegant Eggplant). The brightness of those two is kind of balanced by the So Saffron, and Smoky Slate makes a nice neutral. Here’s my card. (Actually it’s my second card, because I didn’t like the first one I made. It was another idea that sounded great in my head, but didn’t translate to ink and card stock.)
I stamped a sheet of So Saffron with some of the flowers from Garden in Bloom. I’m so happy this set is returning to the new catalog! I haven’t used it enough at all. The outline is Smoky Slate, then I stamped the centers with Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral. (See what I mean about our fun challenges? Blushing Bride isn’t one of the colors in the palette, but no one is going to get upset because I used it. Well, maybe Susan. Blushing Bride isn’t her favorite pink. But I’m trying to wear her down.)
I’m not sure what size the So Saffron card stock is. I think it was around 4″ x 3-1/2″. I had to cut a bit more off the bottom so the sentiment would fit. It’s such an easy layout. Carrie Cudney (I think) demonstrated this at #OnStage2016 a few weeks ago. She used designer series paper (dsp) – and what a wonderful way to use up that dsp! I tend to hoard it, so this will help me use up a lot of my retiring paper to make room for the gorgeous new designs. For my card, though, I used stamped card stock, because I didn’t have dsp in the colors I needed.
Simply cut the layer on a diagonal – and you have a place for the sentiment or another image or ribbon or washi tape or anything else you want to put in the space. Cool, right? I stamped the sentiment from Fabulous Four (sadly, this one is retiring) in Elegant Eggplant on the Calypso Coral card. And trust me, that really is Elegant Eggplant. I know it looks like black ink. It even looks black in person. But, honestly, it’s Elegant Eggplant. The butterfly outlines are full strength Elegant Eggplant; I filled them in with more Elegant Eggplant but stamped off two times first.
After the card was all glued together, I added Gold Wink of Stella to the flower centers and Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly wings.
Go check out what Jackie & Susan have created for you. I know both of them will have gorgeous projects! And remember – you only have through May 31 to order products that are retiring from the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! Catalog and Occasions catalog. So order today!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!