Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Granny Apple Green
Who knew? Without this challenge, I would never have put these three colors together. However, they really work together. The combination of these colors are fresh and bright.
Short and Sweet
Here’s the #GPD177 challenge icon:
Here’s my card:
I tend not to look at the design team members’ cards when I open the page. In this case, I probably should have done so because their cards are awesomely sophisticated. Mine, on the other hand, is quite whimsical.
The mats for this card are Melon Mambo topped by Granny Apple Green. I used the bokeh dot stamps from the Beauty Abounds cling stamp set in the Ocassions catalog. Love bokeh! Using Whisper White as a base, I started with the Melon Mambo and the larger of the two stamps to cover the white. Next, I used Coastal Cabana on the small bokeh stamp and interspersed it between the larger dots. The Granny Apple Green dots are actually the white pearl basic jewels which I colored with the Dark Granny Apple Green blend marker.
Finishing the Front
After creating my own DSP, I cut it into thirds, and used my Coastal Cabana marker to color the edges of each of the three pieces. Popped all of them up on mini-dimensionals, and put them on the Granny Apple Green mat. Then I decided to add the ribbon, and thankfully I was able to slip it between the dimensionals and tie if off in a square knot. I used two sentiments from the Incredible You stamp set, also in the Ocassions catalog, and cropped them using the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Layering Oval framelits.
I then stamped the inside bokeh dots, and the envelope to match. And, ta-da, I was done.
Miss Sass is turning 2!
Miss Sass is my great-niece and she’s turning 2! I’ve already done the baby shower for my pregnant niece. Last summer I did the vast majority of Little Miss Sass’ first birthday party. Both parties, the decorations, and the themed snacks, were a big hit. I’ve been working with my niece for a number of horse-themed 2nd birthday party ideas since Miss Sass is a HUGE horse lover. My sister has 5 horses who love Miss Sass as much as she loves them.
This card for Freshly Made Sketches 341 was my sample for the thank you cards after the party. My niece loved them, and the Melon Mambo boots match Miss Sass’. Melon Mambo, and other pinks, are the party colors. Fun!
Here’s my card:
Here’s the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches 341:
FMS is the Perfect Sketch for this card
When I knew I needed to have a card with the boots and also a sentiment, I remembered this week’s sketch. Impeccable, and lucky, timing! I used the Country Living stamp set for the boots then colored them with the Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Petal Pink (top inside of boots) Stamping Write markers. A quick layer of Wink of Stella clear and the coloring was done.
The longest part of this card was trying to figure out what shape would be best for both the boots and the sentiment. I tried all kinds of sizes of circles, and then started with squares. Happiness followed when I was able to match the boots’ dimensions with a square from the Stitched Shapes die set. I pulled out the Melon Mambo marker again to outline the stitched ditch.
The All Things Thanks stamp set provided the sentiment, and it is perfect for this card. I know the sketch calls for the sentiment in the middle of the card, but I needed an element on the bottom left side. I cropped the sentiment using the Layering Squares framelits.
Garden Impressions DSP boasts a gorgeous set of patterns in this 6 x 6 stack, and it provided the perfect center banner. The card needed something else in the middle, so I pulled out the retired Melon Mambo ribbon, which was leftover from Miss Sass’ baby shower.
Hint of Layers
The banner, boots, and sentiment needed a mat, but I didn’t want to put an actual mat underneath each piece. Therefore, I outined these elements with Melon Mambo ink and I achieved the look of a mat without actually creating one.
My final decision was to use the Decorative Dots embossing folder for the Whisper White layer. I really think these dots create a playful element to the card.
One down, 19 to go
I’ve got 2 months to make 19 more of these. However, we are moving in a month and 4 days. These will be done before we move, as will as many decorations as possible.
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Have a Peachy Day!
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!