Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Color Throwdown #431

Happy Hump Day!

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

Here is my card:

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!

Supplies Used:
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)

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