Happy Thursday, friends, and welcome to another week at Create with Connie & Mary! This week it's a color challenge and everyone loves a color challenge, right?!
Gosh, it's been a long time since I've used Chocolate Chip! Ever since Early Espresso came along, I have barely touched my stash of cardstock. Luckily I still had a bit laying around and that was all I needed for what I had in mind. I was inspired by a card I saw on Maille Belles blog using a color blocking technique. Here is my card:
I'm not sure I like it all that much but I was experiementing, lol! I cut several strips of cardstock at funny angles and attached them to a piece of cardstock.
and here's what it looks like on the back, showing the piece of cardstock holding it all together:
I trimmed it to the desired size so all the edges were even:
and used one of the Framelit Labels dies to cut my window. Next, I ran the whole piece through the Square Lattice embossing folder on my Big Shot. Then I stamped a piece of scrap vanilla with a sentiment from Sincere Salutations and layered it under the window. Here's a close-up:
You can see that the sentiment is below the main panel. I love how the Framelits let you cut anywhere on your cardstock! I finished it off with some Lucky Limeade organza ribbon and a Lucky Limeade designer brad!
I would be interested to hear what you think of this technique and my card! Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations over at Create with Connie & Mary. I hope you will play along with these gorgeous colors...I can't wait to see what you make! The challenge will close on Wednesday, February 22nd at Noon (EST).
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Kindness Matters
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo classic ink
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla cardstockExtras:Framelits Labels Collection; Square Lattice embossing folder; Lucky Limeade organza ribbon; Designer Brads In Color; Adorning Accents embossing folder