Since I'm in still in full-blown challenge-mode, I decided to keep going and cross a few more challenges off the list. Below is a greeting card I made last night. I started with dimensions from Papercraft Star. Their challenge, "Simon Says make a Card" called for Base 4.5 x 5.5, Double Mat #1: cut at 3 3/8 x 4 5/8, with another color cut at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, Double Mat #2: cut at 2 3/4 x 4, with another color cut at 2 3/4 x 2 1/2, Add Ribbon, Add Button(s), & Add Punch or Die Cut. WOW- that's a lot of elements. I then looked to Color Throwdown for color suggestions- this card needs to be in shades of Kraft, Tangerine, Red and Marine.
I started with the marine as my base, and then layered rectangles of the kraft, tangerine and red, inking up each edge with chocolate ink before it was adhered. I also "dressed up" the edge of the red piece with my spiral punch (use a punch- check!). I ran some orange ribbon down the left side, pleating a bit as I went (ribbon-check!). I heat-embossed a fillagree star in black on the red cardstock, cut out and adhered with pop dots, and then added the "make a wish" saying on the marine label. I still needed to add buttons, but everwhere I placed them just ended up looking like an afterthought. Then I had the idea to fill the star with glitter glue and place random-sided buttons inside (buttons-check!).
These colors are not ones I would ever put together without coaxing from a challenge blog, but overall I'm pleased with the card, and especially the new button/glitter glue technique. I will definitely be trying that again on a layout! =)T
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