Sunday, July 12, 2020

2020 Kre8tors July Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Kre8tors July Blog Hop and this month we have a wonderful color challenge to share with you. Our theme this month is Tropical Nights and the colors for this challenge are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rococo Rose, Night of Navy and So Saffron. We have been challenged to use at least one of these colors to create our project. I am so excited to see what this talented group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators creates this month. 
For my card, I chose to use all the colors to create this clean and simple design. This card features the Painted Poppies Bundle (item #153827) for the main design and I used the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (item #148580). 
 To create this card design, I started with a Basic Gray cardstock card base and added a layer of Whisper White cardstock for the focal layer. I stamped the poppies from the Painted Poppies stamp set, towards the center of the cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them using So Saffron and Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends Markers.
 I wanted to create a soft water color look for the background, so I used the Night of Navy Watercolor pencil from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (item #149014) to lightly color around the poppies to create a soft background. I then used a Blender Pen and smoothed out the pencil marks to create a subtle background. 
To create the border, I attached a 1" x 5 1/4" strip of Basic Gray Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper pack (item #152485) to the left side of the Whisper White cardstock layer. I added a piece of Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon (item #144213) along the side of the designer series paper strip. I attached the card front to the card base with adhesive.
To complete the card design, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set onto Basic Black cardstock with White Embossing Powder. I die cut the sentiment using one of the labels from the Painted Labels Dies and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a touch of bling, I added two small Basic Rhinestones to finish off the card design.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to explore using these wonderful colors in your creative projects. There are so many great options with Stampin' Up!'s amazing coordinating products to spark your creativity. 

Now it's time to visit Sandra's blog and see what she has created with this color challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. BEAUTIFUL use of the colors! I love the poppies! Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing your creative project!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. This poppy stamp set is wonderful and so versatile.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Tracie. I love how they all work together. I love color challenges.

  3. What a sweet design - I love how you used the colors and created such a soft palette!

    1. Thank you Janey. It was a fun challenge to use these colors together and I love how it turned out.

  4. I love your card. You found very clever way to use all the colours and I love the contrast with the clean, modern border on the left!

    1. Thank you Annette. I got the idea from a sample card in the Annual Catalog and went from there. I love how it turned out.

  5. Beautiful take on the colors, Tricia!

  6. Sweet card, colours work perfectly for the poppies

  7. Very pretty card! I like the background you did with the water color pencils - something I don't have yet! You are persuading me to try those!!

  8. I love the softness of the background and your coloring on the flowers is wonderful Tricia. Thanks for sharing!

  9. So pretty - the flowers look stunning against the blue background!

  10. Lovely card. Great to see the poppies in different colour ways xx

  11. Lovely design, and great use of the colours.

  12. I love how you have interpreted the colour challenge, great card x