I have a fun card to share - for today's Color Throwdown Challenge #CTD241. This is my second card as May's Guestie Designer, and again we have a great color pallet to work with. Like most people I can get in a sort-of routine, a very comfortable routine with color for example, and it may not show in my projects but I've definitely been in a bit of a color 'slump'. I noticed that in designing with very specific color combinations these last couple of weeks, that I'm looking at color with a fresh new eye. It's like all my neglected colors of card stock have suddenly spoken to me LOL!!! Here's the color swatch for CTD241:
Anyway, on to my project. To make this card I die-cut two SB panels, then created the background using an Acetate Background technique. I placed the die cut panels together (one inside the other), placed a clean piece of acetate over them - swished and dotted SU! Markers onto the acetate in a general design, then spritzed the acetate with water and pressed it onto the card stock. Easy peasy.
|A Cupcake Just for You :)|
Then I stamped, colored and delicately cut out my Cupcake image, stamped and die-cut the Just for You tag, and started adding some (just a bit) of glitter LOL!!
Here are a couple of close-ups:
|Just for You - Close-up|
I won this Just for You stamp set in an Addicted to CAS challenge a few months ago - the card I submitted won the CAS Perfectionist Award!! The stamp is from Inspired by Stamping - Joanna has lots of wonderful stamps, embellishments, tutorials etc., - and I'm glad to be finally using this stamp from her :).
|Cupcake and Sentiment up Close|
This photo above shows all the fun details and sparkle - I used Copics to color the cupcake and Stickles, Crystal Effects, Matte Glaze and Clear Art Glitter to decorate everything. I also layered the SB dies so that the center panel is raised a bit higher than the outside frame panel. The next photo shows that detail.
|A Cupcake Just for You - Close-up|
And here's the link to the CTD241 Challenge!!
Card Recipe and Details:
- ODBD Cupcake Plate / Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 18
- White and Regal Rose Cardstock
- SU Markers: Crumb Cake, Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Regal Rose (on Acetate for background), Mellow Moss for sentiment tag
- Spellbinders Labels 8 (tag) and Labels 18 Std and Decorative
- Copic Markers - YG61, YG93, G000 (Mellow Moss) / BV11, BV23, BV24, BV000 (Elegant Eggplant) / R21, R22, RV34 (Regal Rose) / E0000, E31, E43 (Crumb Cake)
- Acetate for background, stickles, matte glaze, crystal effects, clear art glitter, foam tape for dimension.
That's all for now - thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed a bit of inspiration today. Come and play along in our CTD Challenge if you can - we'd love to see your creations :)!!!!
Hugs and Blessings everyone,