Fab Friday # 130
Fab Friday Fab Five picks came out on Friday and I couldn’t have been more honored! My panda birthday card was one of the Fab Fives, and I couldn’t have been more tickled! You can see that card, and all the other entries and Fab Five picks here. It’s the second time I’ve been a Fab Five pick, and I am very thankful for the honor.
Global Design Project #125
This week’s challenge is a color challenge using Melon Mambo, Dapper Denim, and Daffodil Delight. I love all of these colors individually, and they really pop when put together. This fun color combination just screamed flower to me, hence the use of the Daisy punch and stamp.
Here’s my card:
Now that I look more closely, I think the circle cropped using the Stitched Shapes circle die and the mat for the DSP are Crushed Curry. However, since the flower is definitely Daffodil Delight, it still counts, right? The Melon Mambo mats for the Pretty Label Punch and the card base and the ink on the sentiment take care of color # 2. I used one of my very favorite DSP stacks for the 2016 – 2018 In Colors. These two-sided papers are bright and cheery florals, stripes, words, and dots. Love!
The daisy is from the Delightful Daisy stamp set and was cropped using the coordinating punch. Such a fun combination! I wanted to make sure it popped off the Dapper Denim DSP, so I cropped out a circle in what turns out to be Crushed Curry.
Last color was Melon Mambo as the label and sentiment colors. The Beautiful You stamp set provided the sentiment. I thought that it was generic enough to make this a birthday celebration card as well as a card to celebrate an accomplishment, job change, etc.
Here’s the color challenge for GDP#125:
Have a Peachy Day!
Heartfelt Blooms and Beautiful You stamp sets
This Sale-a-Bration stamp set (free with a $50 purchase) is gorgeous. However, if you add too much ink to the stamp, it will just come out as a big blob. Really.big.blob, which I think I have said before but is worth repeating. The sentiments with the set are perfect for a sympathy card, especially the “Sending Heartfelt Thoughts”, but I wanted something a bit lighter for this card. The sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set andI was pleased as punch when I found that it fit on the Everyday Label punch. The versatility of this flowered stamp makes it a must have. Can’t you just see some fabulous birthday cards, thank you cards, thinking of you cards……….
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge 033 board
The first column of sentiment, free, and ribbon spoke to me as soon as I saw the challenge board. I originally needed a sympathy card for the parents of a student who died very unexpectedly. I couldn’t bring myself to write a blog about that card, which I created using the school colors of black and gold (Crushed Curry), but I wanted to honor Elena somehow. Enter the Emerald Envy and Basic Black card for this challenge.
Emerald Envy and Basic Black
I don’t know why, but I have been using a lot of Basic Black as an anchor color lately. Tonight, I used it to accent the Emerald Envy as a mat for the card base and for the punch. After I punched a label out of the black and emerald to use for the sentiment mat, each label was cut in half to just outline the ends. I’ve found that layering halves on a variety of punches is easier using two-sided tape, which was also used to hold the ends of the ribbon on the back of the Whisper White layer.
We might as well DANCE
For as long as my daughter can remember, I have told her “I hope you dance”, and it’s one of “our” songs. The sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set is perfect for the times life is a bit of a struggle.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment below.
Above all else, have a Peachy day.