Hey there! Hope everyone here in the US has a wonderful and safe 4th of July! I think our 4th of July will be pretty low key like it is most years. As the title of my post indicates I have cards for color challenges.Color Throwdown I immediately thought of using the Concord & 9th Pineapple Perfection stamp set, but I did! I just love this stamp set and don't use it enough (oops... I can say that about alot of my stamp sets, lol!). So out it came and I stamped the pineapple outline in VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink and then stamped the crown, flowers, leaves and berries with the colors from CTD combo. The pineapple was die cut with the matching die. During a crafty cleaning session I found two embossing folders that I had never used. I decided to use the fun large polka dot folder with this card. I die cut my panel and then embossed it with the folder. I adhered the pineapple and added the little twine bow. The large sentiment is from the Pineapple Perfection set and was stamped then die cut with the banner die from the set. The smaller sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set and was stamped then die cut with a small banner die from Spellbinders. Another fairly clean and simple design. Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes, as well.
This next card is for the Paper Players, as well as Color Hues. I had wanted to make a red, white and blue card for the previous Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, but didn't find the time to complete a card, but I did die the Concord & 9th Fresh Cut Florals Edition 3 from red and blue cardstock multiple times. I even ran some of the resulting die cuts through an embossing folder and then created one flower. Everything got put aside and I made the pineapple card. Then I saw the new combo at Color Hues and I decided to put that flower to use. I die cut a rectangle from the same blue cardstock I used for the flower and embossed it with a star embossing folder. I adhered that to a die cut white rectangle. The sentiment is from the C9 Eat Cake & Celebrate stamp set. That stamp set is literally the first C9 set I bought. I still love it! I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with red embossing powder. The sentiment was die cut with a banner die and they I adhered everything on a light gray cardstock base.
I don't know why, but sometimes I don't like creating cards solely out of cardstock. They just look too plain to me. I think adding the embossing provides a little something extra.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!