Sunday, March 19, 2023

Control Freaks Color Challenge

The Freaky theme this month is a color challenge! We are using Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, and Highland Heather - all lovely Spring colors! If you landed here from Debbie Henderson's blog, welcome! There are five of us this time. Can't wait to see what the Freaks did with this color challenge!

I have two floral-y spring-y cards today and the first one uses a stamp set I've had for a while but haven't used yet, Fresh Cut Flowers. It had a limited time coordinating die set called Fresh Cut Stems that in now on clearance for 60% off! I didn't even realize it had the lovely diamond border until I opened it up. The vellum was cut with the border die first, then embossed with the Twigs & Sprigs 3D folder before adhering to the card base.

The sentiment is from Charming Sentiments. I love that every one of the seventeen greetings has a matching die - no fussy cutting needed!

I used Light Balmy Blue and Highland Heather Stampin' Blends to color the seam binding ribbon and added some Iridescent Pearls. If you look closely, you'll notice the anthers in the flowers are dotted with White Pearlized Enamel Effects, and that I smeared some before they dried. Oops!

The second card features the Petal Park bundle, Basic Borders Dies, and Basics 3D (Online Exclusive) embossing folders. I started by die cutting the angle in the card front, then embossing just the front with the crosshatch folder. It flattened the pierced dots from the border die, but that was okay because it was going to be covered with flowers.

I stamped the filler flowers and leaf from Petal Park on Basic White using the three challenge colors. Then I used the outline flower stamps on the colored cardstock with matching ink giving lots of variety in the blossoms. All I had to do was arrange them, and adhere with liquid glue and a few dimensionals.

To bling it up a bit, some silver cord and silver Flowers Trinkets were added. The inside is lined with the small Balmy Blue gingham print in Country Gingham and the greeting is from the fabulous Go To Greetings. I really, really hope that set carries over!!!

Up next is Wendy, at Wickedly Wonderful Creations.


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