Wednesday, October 2, 2019

ICS Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the October ICS Blog Hop and this month we have a color challenge to share with you. We have been challenged to create a project using at least 3 of the following colors: Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Metallic Silver. These colors make me think of Fall and Halloween, so I was excited to explore how I could use this combination together. I hope you like what I came up with this month. 
Today's card design is not what you would call a traditional Halloween card and I think would work well for a teenager or adult. I decided to forgo the cute Halloween images for this card and focus on the colors and the sentiment. I used products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog from the Spooktacular Bash Suite.
 To create my card design, I chose Basic Black cardstock for my card base to help make the other colors really pop. I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock and added circles punched from Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie using the 1", 1 1/2" and 2" Circle Punches to get a variety of sizes. I attached the circles to the Whisper White cardstock layer with Snail Adhesive and trimmed the excess cardstock that was overhanging the edges in the corners using my Paper Snips. To add some texture to the background, I embossed the layer using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (item #150665).
 For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Spooktacular Bash stamp set (item #150544) using Silver Embossing Powder onto Basic Black cardstock and die cut it using one of the dies from the Ornate Frames Dies (item #150664) that coordinates with the stamp set. Next, I die cut the detailed frame from Silver Foil and layered the Basic Black label on top of the Foil Frame. Remember, when you order the Spooktacular Bash stamp set and Ornate Frames Dies as a bundle (item #153040), you can save 10%.
 To complete the card design, I added a piece of Basic Black 3/8" Scalloped Edge Ribbon (item #150449) across the middle of the card front and layered the sentiment label on top using Stampin' Dimensionals. I colored three of the larger Basic Rhinestones with the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends Marker and attached them to the card front. Finally, I added the card front to the card base using Snail Adhesive.
I love the modern, geometric feel to this card design and the bold, bright colors really stand out against the black and white background. The embossed texture of the background steps the card design up to the next level and adds a touch of elegance. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to give this color challenge a try and see what you can create. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Now it's time to visit Anastasia's blog and see what she has created with this color challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. Love the way you've embossed over the colored shapes!! Great card!

  2. Your design is brilliant - love your creative use of the colors!

  3. This is gorgeous! Love what you did!

  4. Tricia, this card is super whimsical and adorable! Love it!

  5. Totally love it!! Really like how you embossed the circles right along with the card base! Makes it look like they are stamped and part of the paper!