Hello everyone! I can't believe it's Wednesday already - the kids had a long weekend from school and it threw off my days (literally - I forgot so many things already this week b/c I thought Monday was Sunday and so-on...). So that coupled with just life itself I still find myself completely behind with everything - including this week's Color Throwdown challenge:
Check out the CTD challenge blog post HERE <-----click! for all the inspiration from the other team members!
I have to admit I was a little stumped for a bit with this color combo (and I didn't do last week's challenge either :( - I've mentioned I've been struggling with time and creative energy and all that - it's been a bit rough). I started coming up with a card idea that in the end took a completely different direction and I ended up creating a holiday card:
This is a 4 Bar Size Card.
I like when that happens. This is one of the reasons why I LOVE the Color Throwdown challenge so much - it gets me thinking outside the box a little and so often the color combos aren't ones I'd ever think of myself - yet LOVE the end result of!!
I used WPlus9's Be Merry Florals set and stamped the images with MFT dye inks onto watercolour paper (which as I say in the video is totally not necessary - just regular white or cream card stock would work fine). My original intent was to spray it with water (like I've done HERE) but I changed my mind and just did more stamping and some splattering of course!
I used WPlus9's 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Dies (that I LOVE - I like making this size of card sometimes and having these dies just makes me happy LOL) for the main panel, and MFT's Chevron Grid background for the card base.
I of course pulled out my Prima Metallics watercolour for the splatter (pretty much everything is getting that treatment - I'm actually kind of surprised I haven't done it to the walls here.....but then again it's a rental so I'm sure the landlord wouldn't be too happy with me....), and added some splatter to the card base itself. More is more!
I used WPlus9 Be Merry Sentiments for the inside and outside - loving this combination of fonts - this is such a great little set! I embossed the larger words with WOW's Rich Gold Pale embossing powder, and stamped the script ones with SSS Intense Black ink and that was it!
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <-----click!
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