When at first you don’t succeed………

Fab Friday 134 posted a four color challenge consisting of Night of Navy, Soft Sky, So Saffron, and Powder Pink.  You are thinking that sounds easy enough.  It wasn’t, not for me, not this week.  Suffice it to say that I have one card that came out more like CASE the designer, one that was posted for #tttc041, one that is still in pieces (and will be made into a card in the very near future), and this one today.  I was in the blue room (craft room, aka room of random…..stuff) for a long while today trying to figure this out.  Once I got it, it was just a matter of putting all the pieces together.  

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge post:

Stamp sets, die sets, adhesive, oh my.

When I finally had the idea in my head I started searching for stamp sets to match what I was seeing.  I started by stamping the So Saffron dots from the Timeless Textures stamp set.   Then I went back with the larger floral stamp from Amazing You clear mount stamp set.   I finished with the Powder Pink small flower from Petal Palette.  I also used the tag die (top and bottom tags) and the die peeking out from under the top tag from the Petals and More thinlits.  The amazing focal point is from the Celebrate You thinlits.  Oh, and in my jar of bakers twine I found some Night of Navy twine from what must have been a Paper Pumpkin kit.  Score!

Night of Navy for the win

Three of the colors were soft, whereas Night of Navy is regal.  I knew the Navy needed to be the bold pop of color on this card, so I used it on the top, middle, and bottom for balance.  The bottom “to me” tag was an afterthought, but I am pleased with the subtle impact it makes, while also grounding the twine.  

My next challenge was giving dimension to the amazing die cut.  Can you even begin to imagine how difficult it would have been to use mini-dimensionals for that?  No way I could.  I remembered some eclipse Christmas cards and some of the demos said they added layers to their letters for stability.  So, I did the same thing for this amazing sentiment.  There are four layers of the cropped word, which does give the dimension I wanted.  Thankfully, I have a Xyron sticker maker, and it was relatively easy to get these layers to form one piece.  

Here’s a close-up of the layers:

This close-up also highlights the Fine-tip Glue Pen dots for the centers of the pink flowers.  It’s a bit difficult to tell, but I also went back and topped each and every yellow dot with Clear Wink of Stella.  It is just so hard to get that to show up in pictures.