Here we are again for a Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The weeks just keep rolling around in spite of hurricanes, wildfires and Covid19! I hope all of you are out of harms way and well. If not, my prayers are for things to quickly improve. The farmers in my neighborhood have started their harvest, but it isn’t in full swing yet. OK, enough chatting, on with the hop.
Today we have a color challenge, where we are given 5 colors and have to use a minimum of three of them. I have to say, this one was really a challenge for me. I struggled with what to do and changed my mind at least 3 times. As I write this, I still have a little time, so might change it again! Here are the colors.
They didn’t really ‘speak’ to me like some colors do, so it was a struggle as to which 3 to use. In the end, I used all five.
I have the Painted Poppies stamp and the Poppy Moments dies, but I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I guess the poppies came to mind because most poppies are orange, and Cajun Craze is sort of orange. And, Pretty Peacock is sort of green, so that became the leaves.
Here is my card and how I made it.
The card base is Basic Black. I double matted, meaning there are 2 layers under the card front piece, Whisper White on Basic Black and Blackberry Bliss on the Whisper White.
My card front is Whisper White, embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.
Using the dies from Poppy Moments, from Pretty Peacock I cut 2 branched leaves, 2 detailed branch leaves, 2 large leaves, and 2 large leaf details. These are adhered with Liquid Glue.
The large poppy was cut from Cajun Craze twice, and the detail twice. I only cut one of the smaller poppy and its detail once as well. Liquid Glue adhered the detail to the poppy base. I also cut the appropriate poppy centers from Basic Black.
Now to assemble the front. I did a dry fit, then, when all was as I wanted it, I used Liquid Glue to attach the leaves to the embossed Whisper White. To add a little more dimension, I very carefully curled the poppies with my bone folder. Not too much, as I was afraid of tearing the details. The top most poppy was adhered just with a little Liquid Glue in the center, leaving the edges of the petals free.
The other large poppy was adhered below it with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals. The smaller one was also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from Ornate Thanks and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White. The Paper Trimmer cut it to the perfect size, then I mounted it on a mat of Pretty Peacock. In hindisght, perhaps I should have stamped it in Pretty Peacock and matted it in Blackberry Bliss since the main mat is Blackberry Bliss. You can do as you like.
For the inside liner, I stamped the sentiment, also from Ornate Thanks, in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White card stock. The field of poppies from Painted Poppies was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker. I deliberately did not color them perfectly, leaving some white area to make it look a bit more rustic. I like this little field of poppies. The liner was directly adhered to the card base with Liquid Glue. I decided not to mat the liner.
The envelopes had to have some decoration too, as I do not like naked envelopes. Again, the poppy field was perfect for the envelope, both front and flap.
Now that you have seen what I did with the challenge, click on the ‘NEXT’ button to see what Amy has for you, or click on any name to go directly to her blog. Thanks for stopping by. Comment below. Also, the products used and card cuts are below the names.
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Basic Black: card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″, scrap for flower centers, approx 2″ x 2″;
Whisper White: front mat 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″, embossed front 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, inside liner 4″ x 5 1/4″, front sentiment scrap cut to size, in this instance 1/2″ x 2 7/8″
Blackberry Bliss: front mat 4″ x 5 1/4″
Cajun Craze: poppies one piece about 4″x 5″ will do all the flowers and details, or you can use up scraps.
Pretty Peacock: leaves 2″ x 6″ , sentiment mat 9/16″ x 2 15/16″