My favorite colors are blue & green. For a “heal” cue word, I thought those colors would be perfect. Since the card is supposed to bring a bit of happiness, I made the sentiment a color from the other side of the color wheel.
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Stamps: Big Hugs, Leave it Be, Holiday Greens, Spruce & Sprigs (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (SU); Green Parakeet, Mint Julep, Ocean Tides (PTI); Cactus (My Favorite Things); Lake Shores (Hero Arts); Paper: White (PTI); Crisp Cantaloupe (SU); Other: Big Hugs die (PTI);
Yellow and purple are always a hard combo for me. But then I remembered pansy flowers! The only stamp set I have with pansies is an old collection of small images. I used the ink to watercolor the images (using grey for the leaves).
To work in the blue from the challenge palette, I die cut a fancy frame and stamped the sentiment.
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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).
Happy Birthday to You
Stamps: Year of Flowers Collection, Signature Greetings II (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Ink: Crushed Curry, Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy (Stampin’Up – SU); Soft Granite (Hero Arts); Paper: Night of Navy (SU); Rustic White (PTI); Other: Don’t Forget to Write Circle Frame die (PTI);
I had some free time yesterday and decided to play along with Papertrey’s Make it Monday: Shadow Backgrounds.
The concept is to make the images in the background grey or the same color as the cardstock and the main image is full of color. There were two image techniques I noticed – using outline and solid stamps together or larger and smaller images together. I made cards using the two image techniques.
My outline and solid card is also a clean and simple card:
It is cas only in that there limited layers.
I started by stamping the outline balloon image on the background and then added white clouds to help connect everything and make a flow.
My large and small image card is much less cas:
This image is the only one I have in my stash where I have a large and small version. I wish I had a slightly lighter grey, but between the bold colors and the plaid stripes, I feel like the focus is where it belongs.
This was a fun technique!
Thanks for taking a peek!
the sky is the limit
Stamps: Up Up Away (Papertrey Ink – PTI);; Ink: Pool (Hero Arts); Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening (PTI); Paper: Spring Rain, White (PTI); Other: Up Up Away die, Double Ended Banner die (PTI);