I really had with today’s color challenge. I pulled all the colors and then started pulling stamp sets that I could visualize all the colors in. I love to wear black, white and gray so surely I could create something fun with these colors.
Whatever, stamp set and layering combo I was going to use I knew that I was going to use the yellow to accent and pop the card.
I decided to feature this fabulous “New” Stampin’ Up! Strength & Hope Stamp set. *Stampin’ Up! is donating $2 from this purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® . BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org. To learn more about this promotion please click here.
To make this card I used a fun technique that I use so often. I don’t know the exact name but I do know its like Gradation. First, I colored my butterfly with daffodil delight. I then used a black stampin write marker to color the edges. I used a Stampin Up! sponge to blend the black into the yellow. I quickly stamped it on a scrap piece of paper and then cut it out. I knew I wanted my butterfly to appear to be fluttering. If you look closely at the small square the butterfly is on you’ll see I stamp the butterfly in Basic Gray first. I then off set (ever so slightly) my Daffodil Delight Butterfly over the Basic Gray one. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it. The gray butterfly on the bottom gives you the feeling that the butterfly is in flight. Oh… how I LOVE IT!!!
The rest of the card is super easy. I used Basic Black for my base. I then cut a layer of Whisper White Card Stock. I free hand tore the edge but remember you can always use a tearing edge for more accurate tearing. I also cut a piece of Basic Gray and free hand tore it to layer on the Whisper White.
The words that layer across the card are from the “New” Strength & Hope Stamp Set. I used Basic Gray to stamp them. The ribbon is fabulous and adds a bit of richness to this beauty. Its the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black with a Silver edge. Perfect!
I added a couple of silver brads to finish the look. Well, there you have it… today’s Color Challenge was a success. I hope you enjoyed it and give it a try!
Items Used For This Card Include:
- Stampin’ Up! Strength & Hope #123660
- Stampin’ Up! Hope Happens #113722
- Silver Brads
- 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon #119261
- Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White Card Stock
- Tearing Edge
- Basic Gray Stamp Pad
- Daffodil Delight and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
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