It’s a color challenge at The Paper Players this week, and the colors are “cucumber crush” green, “crushed curry” gold, and “real red.”
I took a bit of a different twist with them for my Design Team inspiration card this week.
For my card, I took sponge daubers and dotted a sheet of very vanilla card stock with all three colors to pretty much completely cover it. I then heat embossed maple leaves in white over top it, allowing the colors to seep through like Autumn leaves. I then sponged Memento black ink over the entire thing, and rubbed it off the embossed parts with a baby wipe to give this dramatic masculine effect.
I layered this on top of real red and crushed curry card stock to frame it.
On a strip of vellum, I heat embossed Happy Birthday in black, wrapped it around and glued underneath, adhered to a very vanilla base, and added three black candy dot embellishments. Oh – and a Wink of Stella 😉 to give it a bit of sparkle that you cannot see in the photo, but adds just a nice shimmer and festive spirit to the card.
I added another green maple leaf on the inside, and this is a birthday card for my dear oldest son, Jake, who turns 28 this week! Where did the time go?! Seems like yesterday I held you in my arms for the first time. One of the best days of my life! Love you Jake! More than you could possibly know! ❤
Hope my stamping and paper crafting friends will join us at The Paper Players this week and you were inspired to create something from my post.
Cheers & Hugs,
Stamp Sets Used:
- StampinUp Big Day Stamp Set for Happy Birthday sentiment
- Inkadinkadoo Maple Leaf Stamp