I haven't participated in a challenge in a long time. Life gets so busy. I've decided to enter the Fab Friday challenge this week.
As you can see this is a color challenge using Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Peekaboo Peach. I'll just say right now that orange colors are not my favorite. I decided this would be a great challenge.
I also made this card for Twila. Twila and I share the same birthday, September 11th. For some reason I think there is a real bond for those of us with that birthday.
I tend to stick more to the Regals or Subtles. I have to say that I enjoyed making this card. Maybe sometimes the intended recipient of a card makes you enjoy making it more. Is that true for you?
The card base is Tangerine Tango measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.
The Peekaboo Peach layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
The Whisper White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
The flowers and leaves come from the Garden in Bloom stamp set. I just recently got this set although it's been in the catalog for a while. It is 2 step stamping, but it's pretty easy. The flower stamps have a little area that juts out. Use that to help you line up the stamps. The outline of the flowers is Tangerine Tango and the inside is Peekaboo Peach. The outline of the leaves is Tranquil Tide and the inside is Lemon Lime Twist. My personal choice is that it is easier to stamp the outline first and then the inside. Put Lemon Lime Twist for the center of the flowers as well.
For the center panel, the Tangerine Tango layer measures 2 3/4 x 3 1/8 and the Whisper White layer is 2 5/8 x 3. The stamp set used for the words is Big on Birthdays. For the sentiment, I used both the Peekaboo Peach and the Tangerine Tango stamp pads to ink the stamp. Start with the lighter color. I laid the stamp flat on the table (Yes, it was adhered to the clear block.) with the stamp facing up and inked the top half of the stamp. Then ink the bottom of the stamp with the darker color. Be sure you overlap the ink just a tad for complete coverage. The center panel has dimensionals on the back.
Add some of the Tranquil Tide woven ribbon across the corner of the card. I also added one of the tassels from the Mini Tassels Assortment.
For the inside of the card, the greeting is from the Special Celebration stamp set. I inked the stamp just the same as the outside sentiment so that both oranges were used. Add another flower and leaves.
I should use brights more often. I must say that I saw a card on Facebook by Windy Ellard that used these colors and saw that she had entered this challenge. Her card used the Paisleys & Posies stamp set. That's one of my favorites. I thought these colors look so well together!
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