I am popping on here today with a super short and quick blog post.
I came across a new challenge this weekend called the Sunday Stamps Challenge. I loved the colors in their inspiration photo so I decided to play along which was somewhat of a challenge for me because I wouldn't normally use these colors. It was good to know I could and I love how the colors just pop on the black panel.
For this card I used the Altenew Henna Elements Stamp Set with the Henna Elements Coordinating Dies using the simplest form of Copic Coloring there is. I didn't do any shading or highlights at all. The challenge is to use at least three of the five colors and you can add in a neutral if you like. For my neutral I chose the metallic gold of the sentiment and embossing.
I stamped the images in Versamark and heat embossed them using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder then die cut each one of them with the coordinating dies. I wanted the bright vivid colors to pop so I did plain old ordinary coloring; there's nothing fancy here. I chose to use black cardstock for my background panel. I tried a few other colors like mint, turquoise, and olive but in the end it was the black that made it pop. That's probably not a very predictable color choice for me, but I love how striking it is. I'm pretty sure I'm going to send this one to my best friend in Texas.
Papertrey Ink "Scripted" Dies. There is also a coordinating stamp set, but I didn't use it here.
We have a stormy and rainy day today and even the dogs don't want to get out of bed. I hope you are all having a great day. Thank you so much for stopping by.