Annual 2018-2019, Challenges, Color Combo, Embossing, Inspire.Create.Challenges

Inspire.Create.Challenge #052

It’s challenge time! We have a color combo to challenge yourself this week! It was a bit of a challenge since I was trying to turn my brain towards Autumn color combos. This feels far from it. I needed to create some baby cards so I took that on as an added challenge. These turned out cute but a little out of my comfort zone for some reason.

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I started with the always bright Melon Mambo for my card bases. I decided just to give making two cards at once a try. I had my inks sitting close by since I knew I would be using them as well.

I had some Whisper White card stock and the Wildly Happy stamp set there waiting for inspiration to hit.

So I started off looking at my pile of embossing folders and grabbed the corrugated one and inked up the folder with Gorgeous Grape. I ran that threw and washed off my folder. I didn’t know what I was going to do with this piece yet but wanted it to do some of the talking.

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I then ripped it in half. I thought heck I could use it on both cards! So I played around with how I wanted it on the two cards. This first card I ended up having the ink side up like I planned. I decided I needed to emboss the front of the card so I ran it through with the Subtle embossing folder.

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Next I stamped some Whisper White with Coastal Cabana elephants and the sentiment in Melon Mambo. I die cut this with the Stitched Shapes using the large oval.

Adding it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I thought it still needed a little something so I added a small bow out of the Braided Linen Thread.

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The next card I went ahead and embossed the front in the Basket Weave. I then tried playing with the corrugated element and it was throwing me off. I decided to turn it to the unlinked side. I liked it, it showed a hint of the ink on the edges which I liked.

I ended up adding a touch of Silver Foil Paper behind it to give some contrast and break up the two embossed elements.

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For the sentiment layer I did the same as the first one but die cut it out with a stitched rectangle. I then added it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I decided the bow wouldn’t work for this one so I placed two of the Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots instead.

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these two variations of cards for the color combo challenge! I hope you give this challenge a try and share what you created! image2

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Britney Vanderlaan

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