Friday, October 7, 2016

Color Throwdown & Muse Challenges

It's been a busy week and I'm kind of slow getting around this week but finally got my project done for these two challenges which I combined. The Color Throwdown Challenge #413 has this graphic for us to use as well as the designated colors of Navy Blue, Kraft, Orange and White as well as any neutrals we want to use.

Often in my card making I see certain colors in metallics as is the case this time with the Copper colored paper I used here.  Copper is my perfect "Orange" just as Gold is my perfect "Yellow". This particular copper is a handmade paper and it already had the tons of shimmer in it.  I didn't add any shimmer to it at all.  I die cut the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die from it and added that to my Kraft card base.

With the inspiration image from The Muse Challenge #186, Anita's color choices were Kraft and White but I really love leaves of all kinds and wanted to incorporate some into my project which I feel is an easy way to create a less "girlie" and more masculine looking card.  I cut just one each from Gold Cardstock using the Fancy Foliage Details Die from Papertrey Ink and arranged them on a panel of Bazzill Whirlypop Cardstock cut from the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.  The banner die is from Tag Sale: Quilted and the Grateful die was a Stamptember Release from Simon Says Stamp.  I wanted to use the white banner to help the sentiment stand out from the other gold elements in the background and I definitely achieved that here. There is also a shadow to go along with the word die, but I didn't use it here.

Since I didn't do any stamping on this card, it came together very quickly. It was simply a matter of selecting what elements I wanted and pulling them into my design.  When I first started making cards, this was how I did them all.  Stamping was not a part of card making for me back then.  I never dreamed I would grow to love stamping as much as I do.

I've got several other projects I want to work on this weekend but I really do appreciate you stopping by my blog today.  I hope to be back tomorrow with another project.


  1. Beautiful card, love the design :)

  2. Great interpretation of my design, Vicki. I love the kraft/metallic/blue combo and the white strip is perfect for making your sentiment pop.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

  3. I forgot that I have these dies - you made them look amazing and I'm going to get them out! Love the blue background - it really makes the gold pop! So glad you joined us at Muse!

  4. Such beautiful cards! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  5. The leaves are amazing in gold, especially against the blue!

  6. Very pretty, lovin' those metallics!


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