This card is an In Color smorgasbord – every one of the new colors play a role in the stamping and the cardstock layers. I like how these colors all work together; they are similar in color value, so they are in balance together. This isn’t always the case since In Colors represent Stampin’ Up!’s observation of color trends in fashion, art, and other areas. And those trends don’t mean that colors necessarily go together well.
I also pulled out my heat embossing tool for the greeting – my husband was shocked! I haven’t embossed much lately, so he was surprised to see me doing it again. Every time I melt that powder is a magical thing! I have to confess that I raided my retired product stash to create the bow. The Flax ribbon separates into individual threads that can be combined (like I did here) to create a multi-thread combination. I love it!
This color challenge was the impetus for the color elements on this card. As I said, I like how well these colors work together to create something rich and beautiful. I don’t tend to use this many colors together unless a piece of DSP introduces a bunch of colors, but I’m happy with how this card turned out.
I’m so excited – my card won!
This challenge was the inspiration for my stamping on the angled panel. These stamps are perfect for the One-Sheet-Wonder technique, and I adopted it for this card. I didn’t stamp a whole sheet and then cut it up; I stamped a panel for the card and then matted and trimmed for the offset layer on this card.