Hello Friends today’s card if part of the Global Design Project’s Color Challenge #GDP009.   I saw this on Brain King’s post earlier in the week and was like WOW, I want to do this one.   So I thought about it all week and finally figured out what to do with the color combination.

Merry Christmas to you

To me it was very Christmassy and I just had to figure out what stamp set to use.   So after a lot of thinking and a lot of deciding I just was over whelmed I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use just one stamp set or a combo.   So of course I went with a combo of sets.   I used the Festival of Trees Stamp set and punch, along with one of the sentiments from Six Sayings, and I couldn’t help but use the candy cane from A Little Something.  I mean really is there anyone out there that didn’t put candy canes on your tree as a kid.   That was always a staple at my house, so I knew once I commented to the Christmas theme that I had to incorporate the candy cane somehow,   somewhere, and in some way.

This color challenge brought together some of the great colors from the 2015-2017 In Colors from Stampin’ Up!, which by the way I love this year.   I haven’t found one that I didn’t like when I saw them in the catalog, but I digress.   The color combination for the #GDP009 color challenge where Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, and Watermelon Wonder.   How much fun is that!   You have a neutral, a subtle, and a bright color; all in the same color combo.  This made me just happy just looking at it.

As I played around with the color combinations and shapes to use for my A2 size card, it hit me why not do some tone on tone stamping to go along with it.   That way nothing will over shadow any of the other colors.   So I jumped on that train of thought and started in.

Mery Christmas To you 2

Steps to produce this card:

  1.   First I cut all my pieces out.  My A2 size card base is in Watermelon Wonder cut at 5 ½ x 8 ½ scored at 4 1/4.   The Tip Top Taupe was cut down from a scrap piece I had in my stash to3” x 5 ½.  The Whisper White strip was also from the scrap bin, I cut it to 1” x 5 ½”.   The Mint Macaron strip was cut ¾” x 5 ½” (also from the scrap bin).   The Watermelon Wonder Strip was cut at ½” x 5 ½” (also from the scrap bin.)   This was a great way to use up some of those pieces that really are hard to find a use for.
  2.  I took my A2 card base and the Candy Cane stamp from A Little Something and stamped it using Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink, I wanted to add a traditional element to a Modern card.   So to me this was the easiest way to do this.   I then took the Tip Top Taupe piece and stamped my sentiment using Tip Top Taupe ink, to offset the very pretty traditional scrip font of the sentiment and to help with the vertical Layout I stamped it as close to the right hand edge as possible going vertical.   Once this was done I attached it to my card base making sure to leave a ¼” border on the left hand side so that the Watermelon Wonder card base would show a little.
  3.   Next it was time to attach all the strips I started with the Whisper White strip and gave myself a ¼” broader of the Tip Top Taupe showing on the left hand side, to mimic the Watermelon Wonder showing on that side.   I kept layering the strips up in this fashion centering them on the pervious layer.
  4.    Next I punched a 2 ½” circle out of the Tip Top Taupe and sponged around the edges.  To that I added a 2 ¼” circle of Whisper White.   This was going to be part of the focal image so I needed something to draw your attention.   I took a scrap piece of Mint Macaron and stamped one of the Trees from The Festival of Trees stamp set in Mint Macaron and then took the ornaments from the same set and stamped them on the tree using Watermelon Wonder.  I attached it all together and popped it up on the card using a couple of Dimensionals.
  5.    To finish off the card I topped the tree using a Basic Rhinestone to add a little glimmer and to give the look of a star on top of the tree.
close up of the tone on tone stamping
close up of the tone on tone stamping

I hope you have fun making this card and make sure you head over to the Global Design Projects website to see all the great entries for this week’s color challenge.  Here is the banner for the challenge.

 GDP009 Challenge

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Until next time I hope you have a great day.

Rick

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