Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Amazing Life Birthday Card with Texture

I'm working on Birthday Card designs right now and I randomly pulled Mango Melody cardstock out, thinking that it would be a lively colour to pair with the Amazing Life stamp set, which I needed to ink up for the first time. Then I tried to find DSP and other colours to match up with it and wow! That colour is not easy to match. Well, not if you are not a fan of the complementary colours that Stampin' Up! often pairs. I'm much more of an analogous colour person where I will choose colours much closer to each other on the colour wheel with the same undertones, along with neutrals and they somehow have to kind of 'glow' together! It's an instinct for me, but I really struggled with Mango Melody. The best match for me was Calypso Coral but it needed an intermediary colour so I used So Saffron, with Crumb Cake as a neutral.

Without a proper DSP to match these colours, I needed lots of texture for my backgrounds, so I settled on the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder for the Calypso Coral panel and the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder for the Crumb Cake strip. For both of these pieces, I lightly spritzed the paper first with water so that I could get the deep impression without the paper cracking, especially in the case of the Corrugated Folder.

  • Make sure you've signed up for March's Paper Pumpkin kit. March is Paper Pumpkin's 6th Birthday and along with a special box and a birthday themed kit, you will received not one but TWO stamp sets in this kit. You need to be signed up by March 10th to get the kit! 
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  1. I like that colour combo Heather. I'm not drawn to the yellows and oranges naturally, so it's nice to see a sample so well done. Thanks for that card.

  2. I have such a hard time picking colors sometimes! I like the Mango Melody with Calypso Coral, that was a good call. Nice card!
    - Rebecca Hendricks

  3. Thanks, Carol and Rebecca. It was a hard one. I almost had to try all the colours!


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