Sometimes I wonder why I enter a color challenge! The colors given are often ones that do not seem to go together at all, and I often struggle with how to make them look presentable. After all, they aren't something that I would naturally design if I had a choice of three colors to use together!
Still, I like to exercise my brain - even if it's the only part of me that might be in shape! This month's challenge is no different. This month's challenge colors are Polished Pink, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow. Hmmm!
As I worked to design a card that I liked, I realized that while I needed to use all three colors (plus white or black if I chose), I didn't have to give them all equal weight or prominence. That's when it dawned on me that I could choose my favorite two and simply use the third one for some type of accent. And that's precisely what I did! I'm fairly happy with these results and hope that you'll like them, too.
An added bonus for this card is that I got to try my hand at bokeh dots, which I have wanted to do for some time, and I also got to make another slimline card. I'll be offering a tutorial for slimlines in the very near future!
The Polished Pink background was stamped using an Artistically Inked stamp (page 97 in the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog). I used Layering Circles dies (page 163 ) to prep for the bokeh dots, and then colored them in using a sponge and ink pads in Polished Pink, Mossy Meadow, and White (pages 122-123).
I colored in one set of flowers with Stampin' Blends markers (page 122-123) and a Blender Pen (page 129) with ink pad for the other. The leaves were stamped in Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow cardstock, and then fussy cut and placed behind the flowers.
This card uses the Color & Contour Bundle found on page 98 of the Annual Catalog. I'm so glad I checked out the picture for the Scalloped Contours Dies for this stamp set. I love the scalloped rectangles in various shapes, as well as the stitching that dresses up the borders! The dies extend the stamp set so beautifully, and the variety makes the dies usable for any set of stamps or card design! I'm big on versatility, and this die set certainly delivers!
Here's a picture of the bundle together! The Color & Contour stamp set is DistInkTive, meaning that you can stamp an outline image and then stamp again to fill in color. The Color & Contour Bundle (item #158356) is available for a 10% discount through the end of the catalog sales period on May 2, 2022!
Until next time, may God bless, and thanks for stopping by!