Welcome to another Color Fusers blog hop, I am glad you are joining us!
This month's color challenge felt like fall to me, and includes Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, and Black.
I was very tempted to dive into a fall project. But I resisted, and instead, I reached for a stamp set from the Annual catalog I had not yet used, called Stargazing. The sentiments in it are just lovely!
And as we move into the Thanksgiving season, I have so much to be thankful for! This card will be perfect to share a note with my family, or a friend, to tell them how grateful I am to have them in my life!
I chose to bring the black in by using the beautiful Black foil sheets as a background layer. And Shimmer Black embossing powder? Yes, please!! It is so hard to appreciate in the photo, but it is simply gorgeous in person.
To create this card:
- cut a Terracotta Tile card base 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
- cut a front layer of black foil 4" x 5" and die cut the scalloped side edge
- cut a Whisper White top layer with the 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" stitched rectangle die
Stamp the swirl in Grapefruit Grove on the Whisper White layer. Stamp off once before stamping to soften the color. Add stars in Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink. Heat emboss the sentiment and some random stars in the background in Shimmer Black embossing powder. Die cut the sentiment with the stitched square die before adding to the card front with dimensionals. Finish it all off with a few punched black foil stars.
Stampin' Tip: To create interest to your background, vary the intensity of your color. This is especially effective on a background when repeatedly stamping the same, or multiple images. An easy way to get this effect is to stamp your image on a piece of scrap paper before stamping your project.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Visit my store to get your fall project supplies, and add the Stargazing stamp set to your order to let others know how lucky you are! See you soon!
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