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Hi Out there! Thanks to all of you who played along with last week's split negative technique challenge. For this week's color challenge, Maria is our wonderful Hostess & has chosen this fabulous photo for color inspiration to paint our palette (stamps) with! Remember, Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) is the JUGS Featured Designer for the month of February & will be joining in on the fun :) Here is my happy birthday card:
I made this birthday card for my Dear sister Tina who will be turning 52 on the 25th of this month :)I made the flourishy background by inking up the Cuttlebug embossing folder using the brayer technique. I like the soft, subtle effect. After cutting the Spellbinders flourish accent pieces that the flower sits on, I distressed it a tad with Ranger vintage photo ink, then applied some Ranger Blush Perfect Pearls. You can't see it so well in the photos, but the Perfect Pearls really adds a beautiful shimmery effect!
Papertrey Ink's Raspberry Fizz cardstock is a loud color to me - I can hear it screaming! YIKES! To tone it down, I rubbed some Ranger vintage photo ink around the edges of that particular layer. I suppose I just prefer a softer, muted color palette as opposed to a bold, loud one. I grew up with 10 siblings, so you can imagine the noise level! Maybe that is why I prefer peace & quiet & soft, subtle colors. Hmm.. :)
I made the multi-layered Coral colored mulberry paper flower using the Spellbinders Dahlia die :)
I hope you can join along with Just Us Girls this week :) For complete details, please visit the Just Us Girls challenge site & be sure to visit ALL the DT girls (found on my side bar) & Chupa to see what they have created!
Once you have your project photographed, be sure to go to Just Us Girls and post a direct link to your creation on our site. If you post your photo in an online gallery, be sure to name it JUGS21.
That's all for now. Thanks for looking at my card & I hope to see what you create using these beautiful colors.
Remember: I will be back today at 10:00 with my post for Sketch For You To Try sketch challenge!
Ingredients: Stamps: Stampendous Dream Text, Papertrey Ink Flower Garden & Damask Designs Paper: Papertrey Ink Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Darice Mulberry Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz vintage photo, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz Sprinkles: Spellbinders Labels One, Symbology One & Dahlia dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, EK Success border punch, Sizzix Sizzlit tag die, Perfect Pearls, Offray ribbon, Husqvarna sewing machine, pearl brad, gold cord, button & clear embossing powder from stash