My second card for the Creative Crew over at Splitcoaststampers this month is for the color challenge. The May color challenge was pretty challenging for me, as I struggle with putting more than three colors on one card.
These are the colors, and we’re supposed to come up with whatever is closest to Stampin’ Up! colors. My colors may be a little bit of a stretch, but I settled on Berry Burst (available June 1 for customers and May 2 for demonstrators!), Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand. I didn’t use Pear Pizzazz in the background, only as a mat behind the main panel.
I decided to use the Shaving Cream background technique and Whisper White cardstock to get all these colors working together. Once I made my first two backgrounds, I loved them so much that I made six more. I just couldn’t stop! And each one is unique — they all look completely different! So I will be sending out quite a few cards made with this background.
The colorful background reminded me of the gorgeous flowers in Hawaii, so I decided this card needed the sweet gold pineapple. After the background was dry, I stamped the Pineapple background stamp (retiring soon!) in Versamark (I used the MISTI to make sure I got really good ink coverage), then embossed it in gold.
I layered the main panel over a panel of Pear Pizzazz and a card base of Pink Pirouette. Then I cut the word “sweet” out of both Berry Burst and Pink Pirouette cardstock, using the Cupcake Cutouts framelits. I finished off the card with some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine (also retiring).
For the inside, I simply stamped part of a sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by! The supplies that are currently available are listed below with links to my store. Make sure to use the Host Code for May to get extra goodies from me.
Additional products used:
Berry Burst ink pad (available June 1, item code 144083, also available in a bundle with the other 4 new In Colors)
Berry Burst cardstock (available June 1, item code 144243, also available in variety packs)
Berry Burst ink refill (available June 1, item code 144089)
Shaving cream (not shaving gel)
Lots more paper towels