Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Crafty Challenge July Blog Hop Color Inspiration

I am so excited to be a part of the Crafty Challenge July Blog Hop and this month we have a wonderful Color Inspiration using Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo to help us create our project. 
For today's color challenge, I wanted to create a bright, cheerful birthday card featuring the Turtle Friends Bundle from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I used the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder to create the texture for the background layer. This card design would work well of people of all ages to help brighten their special day.
Products Used:
Turtle Friends Bundle (item #155819)
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (item #150646)
Layering Circles Dies (item #151770)
Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (item #152883)
Dragonflies Punch (item #154240)
Melon Mambo Cardstock (item #115320) 
Granny Apple Green Cardstock (item #146990)
Bermuda Bay Cardstock (item #131197)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad (item #147051)
Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad (item #147095)
Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad (item #147096)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #153112)
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154885)
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154878)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Scalloped Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Sentiment Label - 1/2" strip trimmed to the correct length and  punched the ends using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch
Granny Apple Green Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Small Dragonfly punched with the Dragonflies Punch
Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Background Layer - 5" x 3 3/4" Embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
Basic White Cardstock
Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Scrap piece for turtle and party hat
The layers for this card design help step up this clean and simple card design. The embossing of the background layer resembles the turtle's skin and adds wonderful texture to the design. I stamped the turtle image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock with Bermuda Bay Classic ink and colored the image with the Light Granny Apple Stampin' Blends Marker except for the toes and tail, which I colored with the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Marker. To create the shell, I stamped the detailed image onto the turtle using Bermuda Bay Classic ink. I punched it out using the Turtle Punch and added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back. For the party hat, I stamped it with Melon Mambo Classic ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and colored it with Light Melon Mambo and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers. I fussy cut the image and added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back. I stamped the grass image onto the Basic White circle with Granny Apple Green Classic ink and attached the circle to the Melon Mambo scalloped circle. I attached the turtle to the circle and added the party hat so that it sits on top of the turtle's head. 
The sentiment was created by heat embossing the image onto the strip of Melon Mambo cardstock with White embossing powder. I trimmed the length and punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. To decorate the sentiment, I punched out a small dragonfly with the Dragonflies Punch from a scrap of Granny Apple Green cardstock. I added some small Basic Rhinestones to add a touch of bling to the card design.  I attached the sentiment to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered the dragonfly on the left side of the label. This card design is so much fun and I love how it turned out. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore this wonderful color combination to create your own amazing projects. Stampin' Up! has a great range of coordinating products to help take the guess work out of creating. 
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Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Love it. It is such a happy card. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sweet card. I never really thought about how the hammered metal EF resembles the turtle shell!

    1. Thanks Ginger. I love how this embossing folder works with this stamp set.

  3. That's such a happy card - it's great!!

  4. Thanks for sharing this great card!

  5. That turtle is so cute! Thanks for sharing.