Friday, June 3, 2016

Color Q Challenge #344

As always, there is a new challenge up over at Color Q this week.  I really enjoy their challenges as they make me think outside the box and pair up colors I might not normally use. This was one such challenge. In fact, I interpreted Basic Gray as Silver for my card and heat embossed the greeting.

I have always loved the summer inspired colors of Bright Blue and Coral but with the twist of Coastal Cabana thrown in there, and a color palette of 5 colors, it was somewhat of a challenge for me although I managed. That's the whole point after all.  

I started with the Tag Sale: Quilted Die from Papertrey Ink cut from Stamper's Select White. I used my Stitched Square Stax from My Favorite Things in the 3rd and 4th largest sizes for the interior squares of Coastal Cabana and Brilliant Blue (actually Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal and Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet) with SU! Calypso Coral for my card base.  I also used a My Favorite Things Stitched Scallops die to create the scalloped edge. The ones I have are no longer available but are similar to this set from Lawn Fawn.  The Heart of Roses Die is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive die and the greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Congratulations Stamp Set.

Whenever I create a card using a tag, I like to adhere that tag using temporary adhesive so the recipient can keep just that part if they like which is why I also run some ribbon through it.  You can simply rub the adhesive off the back of the tag with your thumb or finger. It makes for a smaller keepsake than a card and it's also small enough to put into a wedding album or scrapbook.  I made a card with a heart tag for my best friend for her birthday last year and she still carries it around with her.  That is her all time favorite card. I'm the sappy, sentimental sort, so I like the whole idea of being able to keep a piece of something with me. I was trying to think of something I could do that she could have with her all the time and this was my solution.  It's hard when your family and friends don't live near you. In this case, I'm the one who isn't nearby.  She and my daughter live much closer to each other.  

Be sure to stop over at Color Q to see all the entries from the Design Team and the projects that have been linked up by those of us participating in the challenge.  


  1. What a fantastic wedding card. Love the grey interpreted as silver. So very perfect for a wedding. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

  2. I think you managed just fine using all five colors! The filigree heart looks fabulous against the bright blue and I love the silver embossed sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

  3. Color, color, color! Wonderful! Keepsake tag is a great idea!!


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