Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Paper Craft Crew: Four Flower Card

Today's card is an experiment with colors.  I decided to use new and old colors for this one.  I also sponged the edges to soften the look.

The layout for this card was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #44.  The first thing I thought of when I saw this sketch was a window.  Then I decided I would do four of the same image, just stamped slightly different each time.

I wanted to use some bright, tropical colors.  I decided on Crushed Curry (new color), Calypso Coral (old in color), Certainly Celery (retiring color), and Coastal Cabana (new in color).  The background is Smoky Slate.  I put the colors on a neutral background to make them pop.

To top it off I went with a Happy Birthday sentiment, since this week is all about birthdays (since mine is tomorrow).  The stamp, banner, and brad are all colors from the flowers.

Overall I love the clean and simple look and the small pops of color.  What is your favorite new color?  What color are you going to miss the most?

Papers: Whisper White (#100730), Smoky Slate (#131202), Certainly Celery (#105125, retiring)
Inks: Smoky Slate (#131179), Crushed Curry (#131173), Calypso Coral (#126983), Coastal Cabana (#131175), Certainly Celery (#126958, retiring)
Stamps: Serene Silhouette (#127324), Itty Bitty Banners (#126257)
Other Supplies: Big Shot (#113439), Bitty Banner Framelits (#129267), Chevron Folder (#127749), Stamping Sponge (#101610)

The upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! They are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!  Stock up now on your favorites before they are gone.



  1. What a great way to play with color! You're right, that sponging adds just the right finishing touch, too... Thanks for playing with us at Paper Craft Crew!

  2. This is a cute take on our sketch, Crystal. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn x