Sunday, April 8, 2018

2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop April Color Challenge

Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop for April and this month's theme is a color challenge featuring Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi. We have been challenged to use at least 3 of these colors in our project. 

After seeing the inspiration photo for this color combination, I really wanted to try and create a card design that included all 5 colors. I really liked the way the wood grain background looked, so I decided to incorporate it into my card design.

I love the Waterfront stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and I really liked the idea of using this stamp set to create my card. I die cut an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies from Whisper White cardstock. I used the various stamps to create the mountains using the Crumb Cake Classic ink and the fields with Wild Wasabi Classic ink in the foreground. Using sponge daubers, I lightly sponged the sky above and around the mountains using Powder Pink Classic ink and then gently sponged the outer edge with Berry Burst Classic ink to create a twilight sky. I created the sun by punching out a small circle from a scrap of paper and using it as a reverse mask, I lightly sponged Pumpkin Pie ink just above the mountains on the right side of the oval. I also lightly sponged the sky to create pale orange highlights in the sky. 

To create the finished card, I used Powder Pink cardstock to create the card base and I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #143708) and gently sponged with Crumb Cake Classic ink to bring out the texture in the embossed cardstock. I attached the stamped oval using Stampin' Dimensionals and I created the sentiment using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, heat embossed with Gold embossing powder onto Whisper White cardstock. I punched out the sentiment with the Classic Label Punch (item #141491) and matted it with Powder Pink cardstock also punched out with the Classic Label Punch. 

I love the softness of this card design and had a lot of fun playing with the variety of colors to come up with this scenic card. 

I hope that this card design has inspired you to try playing around with this color combination and experiment with them. Now it is time to visit Laura Kate Mackie and see what she has created this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or if you get lost along the way, use the Blog Hop Roll Call list to help you find your way. 

April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts
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  1. Great take on the Waterfront Stamp Set! The bold colors look great!

  2. Great use of the Watercolour stamp set - I've been meaning to ink mine up.

  3. lovely project! that is a great stamp set:)

  4. Nice Tricia! Beautiful scene through a peephole in the fence.

  5. Love those colors used with the Waterfront set!

  6. Great card, waiting on this set to arrive, can’t wait to ink it up, thank you for sharing

  7. Lovely card, this is a fabulous set and lends itself to all sorts of colourways.

  8. This is such a beautiful card! I love how you used the Waterfront stamp set for this card. I think the colors created a beautiful landscape! So glad that you are part of our blog hop group and used our color challenge to create such a beautiful project!

  9. Who would have thought to incorporate the colours from the inspiration challenge with the Waterfront set, but you did and it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Well done on using all the colours for this Blog Hop! Beautiful project!

  11. you did a great job on the colour challenge, love your card. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great use of stamps and colours, I love the way you have put this together.