Holly

Global Design Project #265 | Color Challenge

Not having a lot of StampinUp products and in particular inks I have to play around to match colour challenges. A good friend sent me some card stock which makes it easier and I used a piece of smoky slate to cut the frame which is from Crafters Companion. I cut and then embossed the edges so they would show more and went over the raised bits with some sparkle. My free choice colour is obviously red and I added a red border to the frame as well as used it for the holly berries. The stamp is from an older set by GKD called Dashing and I used Distress Oxides to colour it. The closest ink to Coastal Cabana is Broken China but I found it a bit too blue so I mixed a small amount of cracked Pistachio into it and it made a huge difference. I even had enough left over to drag some CS through and got an interesting background piece to use later. As well I used a small amount of an opal blaze on the leaves so they glimmer and shine when card is tilted. I added a few sequins for some additional interest. It is a small card 4″ x 4 1/4″ so I’ll have to make an envelope to go with it.

12 thoughts on “Holly

    1. Thanks – it evolved as I was doing it. still have the original idea on my desk so may come up with another one.

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  1. Pretty card! I find it interesting how you create a similar color to the requested one. I would like to see you create the newest in-colors as I find those a harder match, especially Bumble Bee.

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  2. Thanks Lisa – I don’t have samples of the newer colours so would have a hard time playing to get a match. Need to actually see the colours in reality as computer screens never show true colours.

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  3. Thanks Judy – That frame came with my new foiling platform and is lovely when done with foils, but I decided to use it as is for this card.

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