Saturday, June 11, 2022

Colour Combo June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Colour Combo June Blog Hop as we are challenged this month to use Early Espresso, Merry Merlot and Flirty Flamingo to create our projects. Our Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to explore this wonderful color combination to create your own amazing projects. 
This was a challenging color combination but I love how the finished card design turned out. I had so much fun creating the blended background using Merry Merlot and Flirty Flamingo Classic inks using Blending Brushes. The stamped and embossed floral image and sentiment really pop against the pretty background. This card design would also work well as a birthday or even as a sympathy card. 
Products Used:
Nature's Harvest stamp set (item #156495)
Merry Merlot Cardstock (item #146979)
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (item #141416)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Merry Merlot Classic Ink Pad (item #147112)
Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink Pad (item #147052)
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (item #147114)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154884)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Blending Brushes (item #153611)
Early Espresso 1/4" Faux Suede Trim (item #152472)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Merry Merlot Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Basic White Cardstock
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4"
This beautiful card design has a wonderful glow to the background and really helps the focal image stand out. I heat embossed the focal image and sentiment using Versamark ink and Early Espresso Classic ink with Clear embossing powder to help step up the design. For the blended background, I sponged the center of the card front with Flirty Flamingo Classic ink and added Merry Merlot Classic ink around the outside edges. The Blending Brushes did a wonderful job of blending the colors together to create this beautiful card design. I colored three of the small Basic Rhinestones with the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Marker and added them to the card front for a touch of bling. I attached a piece of the Early Espresso 1/4" Faux Suede Trim across the bottom the card front to add some texture. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I popped up the Flirty Flamingo layer onto the Merry Merlot card base for extra dimension. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and try this color combination to create your own wonderful projects.
Now it's time to visit Sonja's blog and see what wonderful projects she has to share with us. Just click the Next button to visit her blog. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

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Tricia Butts

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  1. I love your card!

  2. This card turned out amazing!
    Thanks for joining!
    Greets Elisabeth