Stamp-Off Friday Color Challenge
It’s time for another Stamp-Off Challenge!
Susan, Jackie, and I have a color challenge for you this week. Here’s the color palette.
Here’s the cool thing about our challenges. If we want to change them a little, it’s ok. If we want to do something totally different, that’s ok. Susan and Jackie and I are super flexible and really don’t have any “rules” other than “have fun.”
I say that because I totally changed the colors this week. In our note about the challenge, we mentioned it was ok to change Blushing Bride to another pink. While I absolutely love Blushing Bride, because it’s a vintage pink, Susan prefers brighter pinks. So, really, I only switched one color.
I substituted Pink Pirouette for my pink and used Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. Perfect Plum would have been the obvious choice for the “purple,” because – alliteration. (PP, PP, PP) But, alas, this is a birthday card for my mom, and she’s more of a Wisteria Woman than a Plumier. So I “pulled a Susan” and ignored the official rules. Still, I kept the colors similar, so it counts. I think. If I don’t have a Stamp-Off Challenge next week, you’ll know that Susan & Jackie kicked me off the team.
For our December Demonstrator Meeting, we were going to make “Ugly Sweater Cards,” but some of the members balked at creating something ugly. So we opted for simply “Sweater Cards.” Alas, we spent too much time chatting and partying and eating cookies, so we didn’t have time to make cards. But Jennie had brought an idea that was gorgeous. I decided to use her idea to create a card for Mom’s birthday. And since her birthday is tomorrow, I decided switching one color on the chart wouldn’t be too bad.
The sweater is Wisteria Wonder, and I ran it though the Big Shot with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Yes, it was in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, but it’s been carried over. Woot!
The placket in the front is another strip of Wisteria Wonder, but instead of embossing it, I scored it every 1/4″. I used a Delicate White Doily for the collar and handkerchief, and Metal Rimmed Pearls for the buttons. The shirt is simply flowers from the Garden in Bloom stamp set stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and Pear Pizzazz, and Marina Mist Classic Ink. The Pink Pirouette flowers are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set. This is a very versatile set that works for so many projects!
I needed a “Happy Birthday” somewhere, so I used the Sale-a-bration Avant Garden set for the Happy Birthday Wishes on the sweater pocket.
I think Mom will like this card. Ok, I know she will because I made it. But I do think she’ll appreciate it, because it looks like something she’d wear – except for the hankie sticking out of the pocket. She’d never do that.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!