Howdy again, peeps! I’ve popped in with my last card to share today that I created for The Outlawz Challenges. This one is for the Tuesday Color Challenge where our sponsor this month is Sherry West Art. We were shown a graphic with some gorgeous warm color swatches and a photo, and challenged to use three of the five colors on our project with a twist of adding a flower or flowers. I think I nailed this one, lol!
I used four of the colors with a cluster of three stamped and layered flowers as my focal point. I wasn’t ‘feeling’ this card in the beginning and left my studio to do some other things around the house. When I went back to it a couple hours later, I saw it in a whole different light and it flourished! Sometimes you just have to walk away and re-visit later.
I used one of my all-time favorite stamp sets with coordinating dies to create the flowers. I dug into my cardstock and found four colors that pretty closely match those in the graphic, using the first three colors for the flowers and the fourth color for the background. I die cut two of the ‘celebrate’ sentiments and layered the darker one beneath the lighter one. I added some cork tape across the bottom and finished the front with Crystal Drops.
I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the darkest color cardstock used for the flowers and stamped the sentiment in the same color ink, and then layered the panel on the middle color cardstock used for the flowers.
One more peek… loving how this turned out despite the difficulty I had initially. It really is a simple design!
Sharing in these additional challenges:
AAA Cards: #165 – Up To One-Third w/optional Repeating Image
Addicted to Stamps and More: #386 – CAS
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Weeks 571/2 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #251 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
CASology: Week 368 – Plant
Crafty Cardmakers: #256 – Celebrations
Crafty Gals Corner: #207 – For The Ladies
Dare2BArtzy: May Challenge – In the Garden
Di’s Digi Challenge: Load on the Flowers
Moving Along With The Times: #118 – Flowers
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #166 – Ladies
Stamping Sensations: May – Say It With Flowers
Try It On Tuesday: Lovely Ladies
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango and Pumpkin Pie cardstock
Stamps: Dare2BArtzy Flowers for Mom stamp set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Nuvo alcohol marker- 379, Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink
Dies/Punches: Dare2BArtzy Joyful Flower dies, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script thinlits
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, cork tape, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!