I am thrilled to say that I have been selected as the "featured stamper" for this week's Color Throwdown. Such a thrill!
Below are this week's colors:
Mint Green, Green, Plum and Light Brown
I chose to create a background using the challenge colors. I wanted to create a fun and playful card, and what's more fun than colorful dots? I think I could easily have polka dots or stripes on every card that I make. The "hello" stamp is from the Sending Happy Thoughts set by Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the image randomly over the card panel mixing the four different colors and then placed the panel onto a brown card base.
The big "hello"sentiment was die cut two times out of white card stock and once with brown card stock. I stacked the three of them together with the brown one on the top and then I coated it with a Wink of Stella pen for a little sparkle and shine. To prevent the sentiment from getting lost on the busy background, I placed it on vellum to soften the background a bit. This makes it much easier to read, but still be able to see the dots underneath. Lastly, I placed the sentiment over a postage stamp frame that I cut out of white card stock and then used an ink dauber to color it the same plum as on the hellos. At first, I thought the postage frame was too small, but I ended up liking the look of the "hello" overlapping the frame on each side. That also helped to separate the sentiment from the busy background and give it a little more pop.
You can check out more samples for Color Throwdown 431 HERE.
Thank you for stopping by!
Sending Happy Thoughts (Simon Says Stamp)
Big Hello (Simon Says Stamp)
Postage Stamp Die (Avery Elle)
Inks: Latte (Hero Arts chalk ink), Iris (Hero Arts chalk ink), New Leaf (Papertrey Ink), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Wink of Stella
Neenah Solar White 80lb.
Brown Card Stock (Hobby Lobby)