Today's color challenge from SCS is three beautiful colors (More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy). I was inspired by my son, Jeremy, who was in the art studio yesterday doing color blocking. I thought it would be a great way to showcase the gorgeous colors from today's challenge. This is a quick, easy and fun card to make. Hope you like.
Stamps: Leafless Limb Large (Stampscapes)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Watercolor Paper (SU!); scrap paper for templates
Ink: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Nestabilities Rectangles, Big Shot, sponges, and sticky strips
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I ran three pieces of scrap paper through my Big Shot with three different sizes of the Nestabilities Rectangles. I used these as the templates, and sponged each rectangle a different color of ink onto a large piece of Whisper White cardstock, overlapping them slightly (reverse masking).
I stamped the Leafless Limb in Early Espresso ink over top of the color blocks and then mounted the front panel onto a card base of Bravo Burgundy.
Here's a second card for today using the same colors (I LOVE this combo!!). This card has a sponged background (easy and fun to do!) and is made with all SU! products.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: post-it note for masking, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/4" Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, small oval punch, medium oval punch, small eye-makeup applicator sponge, adhesives and dimensionals
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I ripped the post-it note edge and used it for masking the sky area. I sponged Always Artichoke at the bottom. I removed the mask. I sponged More Mustard in the middle of the card, leaving some white space between the yellow and green. I sponged Bravo Burgundy at the top, overlapping a little with the More Mustard sponging.
I inked the stamp with Early Espresso and used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the trees. I used the small sponge to add some darker Always Artichoke ink along the "hills" at the bottom of the trees.
I mounted the stamped image onto a frame of Bravo Burgundy cardstock and then mounted it onto another thin frame of More Mustard. I wrapped the Always Artichoke ribbon around the double-framed image and tied a knot off center. The image is not the same ratio as the card base (Always Artichoke) ... it is wider. So I weighted the image (leaving more space at the bottom and less at the top).
I stamped the sentiment in Bravo Burgundy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched out a small oval. I then sponged on top of the sentiment with More Mustard ink to tie it in with the colors of the card. I mounted it on a medium oval of Bravo Burgundy cardstock.
I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the main frame and the sentiment.