At first glance, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo on the challenge banner appear bright and almost as if the brightness with these two colors will clash.   Since Basic Black gives the eyes some place to rest, it fits with these colors very well.

However, it soon becomes apparent that this is a fabulous color combination with loads of potential!

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s the birthday card I created:

The Stamparatus is the Star for this Card

I already had all the pieces cut and happily residing in my “scrap” 8×8 page protectors, one for each SU color of course.  I even found the much punched out (6 circles are punched in the paper) bottom Basic Black layer in one of the “scrap”  page protectors. The Whisper White frame came from the white “scrap” page protector already cropped to size.  My only real dilemma was to figure out what to do with all the pieces.

I decided to try to create a birthday card using these colors because I thought they would just create a fun, happy card.The sentiment fitting inside the frame also steered me to a birthday card, so I decided to use the Amazing Life photopolymer stamp set for everything on the front.  I needed to figure out how to get the sentiment perfectly dark enough since I’d previously run the Melon Mambo through the Big Shot using the Subtle embossing folder, .  Enter the wonder tool, the Stamparatus!  

Truly, this tool needs to be on your must have list if you don’t already have it.  It’s so wonderfully easy to get beautiful results no matter how many times an item needs to be stamped.  In this case, I lined up what I needed, picked up the sentiment stamp, and then stamped and reinked three times.  The result is a perfectly dark, legible sentiment.  Who wouldn’t love that?!?

Next, I lined up the birthday cake on the frame.   I decided to use  the Stamparatus again just in case it needed to be restamped.  I was daring and stamped “Happy Birthday” straight onto the frame.  Instead of using the blends to color the decorations on each layer, I used the blunt end of the Stamping Write markers..  I simply alternated the colors on the layers, including the candle and flame. 

Finishing Touches

After stamping and coloring, I just needed to assemble the pieces.  I decided I really wanted a clean birthday card  and just let the stamps and colors do all the work.  I used the Picture Perfect stamp set to stamp “happiest of birthdays to you” and confetti in Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo on the inside.  With that, I’d finished the card.

As always, I created a coordinating envelope by using a piece of the Melon Mambo DSP from the 6×6 Brights Collection.

With that, I’d finished my card and coordinating envelope.  Easy peasy!  Very, very easy peasy!

I hope you find inspiration in this color challenge as well.  It closes on 10.24.2019, so pop on over to http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/, see the design team’s cards and all the entries.  I’d love to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.  

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Brights DSP, item # 149613

Amazing Life stamp set, item # 148750

Everything Festive stamp set, item # 150566

Stamparatus, item # 146276

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Melong Mambo cardstock, item #  115320

Pumpkin Pie cardstock, item # 105117

Stitched Rectangles die set, item # 148551

Subtle 3D embossing folder, item # 151775

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 149617

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301132708

Tombow Liquid Adhesive (my fav!!), item # 110755

Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  I recieved the shipment notification email for my October kit today.  It’s on it’s way!!  One kit is for cards, the other for coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the November kit, you will need to sign up by November 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well:    https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155072