Hi Stamping Friends,
I discovered a great challenge blog called Colour Q. Each week they give you a color combination based on an inspiration piece and you make a project using those colors. This is my first color challenge with them. Here are this week's colors: Colour Q Challenge #90.
I needed a birthday card for a pilot friend so used the retired Stampin' Up! set called Plane & Simple. Brilliant Blue is a retired color, so I used Pacific Point, which is very close. The card base is Pacific Point card stock.
I created a strip using a decorative image from Plane & Simple, stamping in Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Poppy Parade Classic Inks on Whisper White card stock. This is layered on a Tempting Turquoise mat and attached to the card front using SNAIL Adhesive.
The focal image starts with Whisper white card stock. I punched out a scallop circle and sponged around it using Bashful Blue Classic ink to give the illusion of clouds.
I stamped the plane in Poppy Parade Classic Ink on this panel. This is attached to a mat of Tempting Turquoise. I added Silver Brads in each corner, punching the holes first with the 1/16" Hand Held Circle Punch. This is attached to the card front using SNAIL Adhesive as well as Mini Glue Dots under the corners for extra hold.
I stamped the plane again on a scrap of Whisper White and trimmed using my Paper Snips. I added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back. I used another scrap of Whisper White card stock and stamped the "happy birthday" from the same set in Pacific Point Classic Ink. I used White Baker's Twine (which is hard to see) to attach the banner to the plane. I added a Silver Brad to hold the twine on the banner and a Mini Glue Dot to hold to the card front. I positioned the plane right over the image I stamped on the cloud base.
So, what do you think? Do you like it? I am thrilled with how it turned out.
Challenges are a great way to take you out of your comfort zone. You might find a color combination or layout that you love and would never have thought of!
All supplies are © Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Plane & Simple (retired)
Paper: Pacific Point (111350); Tempting Turquoise (102067); Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782), Tempting Turquoise (100814), Bashful Blue (105209) and Pacific Point (111837) Classic Inks
Accessories: Silver Brads (104336); 1/16" Hand Held Circle Punch (101227); Sponge (101610); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Paper Snips (103579); Paper Cutter (104152); Baker's Twine-White (124262)
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