This card is a response to two challenges: Freshly Made Sketch's challenge #327 and CAS Colours and Sketches' Challenge #262 - asking for the use of Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. I gave myself the further challenge of using only stamps and dies from the current Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration catalogue, since I'd acquired a few and not really explored some of them.
It's not often I use green as anything except a background colour, so I was intrigued to see if I could make a card in response to to 'green' challenges. The card drew inspiration from the colours and the graphic elements of The Card Concept's Challenge #88, and I ended up with a clean and layered card. From Fusion's latest challenge, I used the layout and (because it's heading towards St Patrick's day) a bit of leprechaun glitter!
I got a box of Stampin' Up goodies today, so dived right in and used some of them to make this very simple thank you card, responding to CAS(E) this Sketch's Challenge #261 and Less is More's 'monochromatic' themed challenge #366. I decided to go for a muted purple palette - my thank you cards are often very cheery and I thought it would be good to have a few on hand for more subdued occasions.
Ooh! What a gorgeous set of colours in Fab Friday's latest challenge: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. I used them to stamp, to sponge and to watercolour on this card. Retro Rubber's sketch challenge rrcb#81 provided both the shape and the opportunity to go back to a stamp set I've always struggled to use effectively: Falling Flowers (and the accompanying dies, May Flowers) - from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. The sentiment was also a year old, as it was from last year's sale-a-bration.
Made using heaps of Stampin' Up products!:
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party watercolour pencils
Paper: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White
Stamps: Falling Flowers, Petal Palette, Designer Tee
Dies: Stitched Shapes, May Flowers, Bunch of Banners
Other products: Stazon Black ink, francheville pearls
I began, this time, by wanting to make a card for a new baby - Esmé - and ended up making two cards using the same two challenges: CAS Colours and Sketches #261 and Colour Throwdown's #482. Interesting that they ended up so different, despite their shared inspiration!
I loved Time Out's photo inspiration #102, and combined it with SUO's invitation in challenge #193 to use 'hearts a'plenty' to make a card for my husband for Valentine's Day. I hope he'll like the bold composition and colours (or at least will be too polite to say if he doesn't!)
Stampin' Up paper (Cajun Crazy, Gold, Basic Black and Pop of Pink dsp) ink (Basic Black), dies (Sweet and Sassy, Celebrate You), enamel hearts and stamp (Thoughtful Banners for 'love')
I loved the colour combination in Hand Stamped Sentiment's challenge #282 and utilised Freshly Made Sketch's challenge #322 to showcase them. I love the sentiment, and followed its instruction as I made the card!
Made using: Stampin' Up paper (Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Love Blossoms DSP), ink (Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Perfect Plum (pen)),