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I love two-fers! Any time I can combine a color challenge (FabFriday168) and layout challenge (Just Add Ink #467), I am game.
Here are the banners for both challenges:
The Fab Friday colors are bright and happy and, to me at least, lend themselves to a whimsical card. Just Add Ink’s layout can be sophisticated, just as easily as it can be fun. I went with whimiscal and fun.
Here’s the inside and outside of my card:
Fab Friday Colors
In keeping with all my other blonde angels, I used the Pineapple Punch marker to color this angel’s hair. However, with just that one color, her hair looked very flat, so I pulled in Mango Melody to highlight her hair. I also used the Pineapple Punch DSP for the top 2/3 of the card.
Lovely Lipstick provided the color for the angel’s shoes and the enamel dots on her dress. I also used Lovely Lipstick DSP for the bottom third of the card.
I used Bermuda Bay in three somewhat subtle areas. First, I colored the dress using the blends combo. Second, I used the marker to color the stitching in the ditch created by the Stitched Shape dies. Finally, I pulled some retired ribbon to create a border between the two DSP pieces.
The final color, Pacific Point, provides the card base and the rotated mat for the angel.
Four colors accomplished. All the pieces were dry-fit and then attached using dimensionals and Tombow liquid glue.
The four colors are pretty bright, but I really thought it worked all the way around. My DH and DD did not think so because they both thought the Pineapple Punch DSP on the top of the card was too bright. Did I mention that I had already adhered all the pieces?
In an effort to appease both of them, I decided that I would use a piece of vellum over the Pineapple Punch DSP to mellow it out. After some measuring, cropping, and very careful placement, I was able to get the vellum adhered behind the Pacific Point mat. At that point, I needed to figure out how to adhere at least the top corners of the vellum. I used the thin line glue to place a dot in each of the top corners and then covered the very small dots of glue with two more enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms dots.
I stamped the inside, decorated the front and flap of the envelope andshowed the new version of the card to my DH (dear husband) and DD (dear daughter). They both thought it looked “better”. I have to say, I agree that the more muted Pineapple Punch DSP helps to tone down all the bright colors.
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Have a Peachy day!
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