Inspired by Colour
Oh, how I love to be inspired by colour! This week’s TGIF Challenge (#TGIFC80) is a colour challenge where you use Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaroon together with some white or black to create something that inspires you. I use Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaroon quite often, but Delightful Dijon’s not a colour I play with very often. So, it was pretty fun stretching my comfort zone to come up with a creation that used all three colours in a new way.
Inspired by Colour: How Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaroon Feel Like Fall
I found this colour trio to be very fall feeling, so I decided to run with fall in Canada mixed with a feminine touch. I have no idea why I was inspired that way, but I ran with it anyway! Fall in Canada usually means lots of layers and swinging from warm to cold and back again for temperature. So, fall-ish colours in hand, I decided to create a card that used lots of layers. I used patterned paper to create an interesting background, and stuck with the circle inspiration and made scalloped circles out of white and Rich Razzleberry card stock.
Adding Texture for Interest
Since I was creating mostly using paper, I wanted to add a touch of texture too. I cut out a heart from white card stock and embossed it with flowers using the Stampin’ Up! floral affection embossing folder. I liked the touch of texture, and wanted to add a pop of colour so I used a sponge to rub on some Rich Razzleberry ink. I also added a white doily for a little more feminine texture, so that it made a glittered heart pop a little more.
Stamp Set: Love and Affection
I stamped the card inside and out using the love and affection stamp set. With such limited colour options I wanted to include a little variation to make the images pop a bit more and to give them a more dimensional look.
Inspired by Colour Technique: Two-Step Stamping
The outside of the flowers I stamped were inked and stamped, like normal. The insides I inked the flower centre stamp with the same colour, then stamped on a scrap piece of paper one time. I then stamped on my card with the little bit of ink that was left on the stamp. That gave me the same colour, just a little lighter. This helps give the card a little depth, while still being able to adhere to the challenge parameters (cool, hey?!).
Check out my TGIFC creation below:
Here’s a look at the inside – I decided to turn this inspired by colour card into a birthday card:
Were you inspired by this week’s color challenge? I’d love to hear all about it!