Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Sketch and Some Colour

Today was driven by a sketch and a colour combo!  I liked the simplicity of the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

I needed a stamp set to work well with it and a colour palette to set it off.  I did a full stamp inventory and finally settled on Amazing Birthday.  Because of the striking graphics of this stamp set, I needed a bold, dramatic colour combination.  I chose Basic Black, Whisper White and Crushed Curry.  I really love Crushed Curry because it is such a warm yellow.  Yellow can look anemic if it doesn't have some substance to it, and Crushed Curry has lots of it!

  • I stamped the main sentiment in StazOn Jet Black on Whisper White cardstock and then coloured in some areas using a Crushed Curry (does anyone else keep typing Cursed Curry?) Stampin' Write Marker.  I added a couple of Crushed Curry Candy Dots to highlight "Amazing".
  • The DSP in the background is from the Back to Black collection and is perfectly suited for a horizontal panel with the little scallops.
  • The birthday cake comes from the Amazing Birthday set as well.  It is stamped in Crushed Curry ink and the 1-1/4" Circle Punch is a perfect fit.  I punched out a Basic Black circle using the 1-3/8" Circle punch and layered the birthday cake with it.  Then I used the Bracket Label Punch on some Crushed Curry cardstock for the final backing touch.  I mounted them all on the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional.
This is a simple, yet bold design that really makes a statement!  Hope you'll give it a try!

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