Fab Friday 132: Four color challenge, 3 stamp sets.

Fab Friday 132

I have been looking at this four color challenge for a little more than a week just waiting for inspiration to hit.  I love each of these colors:  Pool Party, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Suede.  I’ve looked at the cards from the Design Team a number of times, again waiting for inspiration to hit.  

Tonight I was just browsing through Pinterest (that should be a hobby in and of itself) and saw a card using the Delightful Daisy stamp set and punch, and inspiration hit.  Hard, like someone had literally smacked me up the side of my head.

Here’s the challenge:

My Challenge Card Creation

The three stamp sets I used were Daisy Delight (flowers), Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment), and Painted Harvest (leaves).  All three sets are current photoplymer sets.   When I stamped the daisies in Pool Party on Whisper White, I decided I didn’t want all the white showing, so I used an Aqua Blender to very lightly shade all the petals with Pool Party.  After I shaded, I punched using the coordinating daisy punch.  Two clear faceted gems added bling for the centers of the daisies.

The leaves are stamped in Old Olive on the Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the coordinating leaf punch.

The sentiment is in Rich Razzleberry and matted on Soft Suede.  I decided I wanted just a touch of ribbon, so I made a very tight little knot using Rich Razzleberry ribbon and adhered it to the sentiment using a glue dot.

The background Rich Razzleberry cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the Leaves TIEF.  If you haven’t tried any of the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, you need to treat yourself to one, or two, or more.  The textures on these folders are deep and detailed.

The Soft Suede DSP panel is out of one of my very favorite In Color stacks.  I absolutely, positively adore these patterns and have been hoarding er, saving, all the scraps so I can continue to love them all.  A mat of Soft Suede cardstock under the DSP adds depth to the panel.

When all was said and done….

While getting all the card elements stamped, punched, embossed, matted, I briefly thought that all the patterns would overwhelm each other.  I don’t think that happened.  The daisies really toned down the pattern on the DSP.  The Rich Razzleberry background and sentiment give your eyes some place to rest.  The softly colored daisies pair well with the leaves  tucked under them so they just peek out.  Mini-dimensionals provided a bit of additional dimension to the daisies and the leaves.  

I wasn’t sure I would be inspired for this challenge, but it all worked out; at least I think so.  What do you think?  Comments are always welcome!

Have a Peachy day!



CAS(E) This Sketch #233

CTS#233 is clean and simple this week.  There are times I think clean and simple still needs something extra.  Other times,  I really enjoy the clean lines and ample white space.  This challenge is one of those times.

My color pallet was CAS(E)’d from a card (origin is forgotten ~ Pinterest, Facebook groups, and I am going to try to find it and then update this post, but time is of the essence for this challenge post).   Pastel colors of Flirty Flamingo, PeekaBoo Peach, So Saffron, and Sweet Sugarplum with touches of Emerald Envy for the grass and flower stem.  For the bottom, I used the centers of the daisy from the Daisy Delight stamp set.  When I created the arch, I also cut a mat out of Sweet SugarPlum.

I love these piggies and this one was perfect with the sentiment on the side of the piggie.  She’s colored in Flirty Flamingo and PeekaBoo Peach with a Sweet SugarPlum sentiment, all of which had to be masked to get the black pig outline with the sentiment stamped at the same time.  I barely overlapped the mound on the bottom on purpose.

I wanted something with more of a presence than the flower on this stamp, so I used the small two-step daisy stamp, fussy cut it, and mounted it with mini-dimensionals.  I added Whisper White bakers twine which added an accent without making too big of a statement.  Mounted everything on PeekaBoo Peach and called it a day.

Here’s my card:


Here’s the challenge sketch:

Have a Peachy day!