For this Challenge I kept things pretty simple and didn't even do any stamping. I chose Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue with some gold foil cardstock. I treated each of the three colored cardstocks with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and allowed it to dry before cutting it with my favorite, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies in the two largest sizes. You could probably use the Tsukineko Gold Shimmer Spritz to get the same effect.
I taught myself a new trick with these dies tonight. I really wanted a triple mat on this card to incorporate all three colors of card stock but there isn't an in between size in the dies. So I cut two of the colors with the largest stitched rectangle and one from the 2nd largest. Then by repositioning the positive piece into the die and realigning it to take a bit off of two sides, it cut just enough off to make the middle size mat. I'm sorry for so many pictures, but I know just the words may not be enough for you to understand what I did.
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles are already my most used dies so I'm happy that I can stretch them even further now.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my project. I have several others in the works this weekend. If you have any questions or comments, I do read every single one. Have a great Easter Weekend everyone!