Karen is our hostess in the Color Challenge this week, and she has given us three beautiful colors with the dessert option of adding a fourth color. The colors are Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody. For my fourth color, I pulled out a retired SU color called Cucumber Crush.
I used the Subtle embossing folder on the base of my card. It adds just a bit of interest without detracting from the die cut design. I always forget that the filigree rectangle doesn't cut around the outside of the shape, so I trimmed it with a craft knife and rounded the corners. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. I sponged a bit of Mango Melody ink on the petals for some slight color variation, and added a single rhinestone in the center of the flower.
I grew to love these colors together as I created my card. I think you will, too, and I hope to see your creations in the gallery this week!
Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 62875
Mon, Mar 07, 2022 @ 7:44 PM
Beautiful use of the challenge colors! I saw the subtle embossing right away and thought it was wonderful texture. The filigree die-cut is so pretty. I like how the sentiment fits in it. The flower and leaves are just the right touch. Terrific inspiration!
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Registered: May 18, 2004 Location: Southwest Michigan Posts: 33943
Wed, Mar 09, 2022 @ 7:37 AM
Just catching up on yesterday's color challenge gallery and this is really lovely! I think you have just the right balance of these three colors, leaving the mango for the least used (the card stock seems a bit bright to me). I do love this combination of colors and will surely use it again. The lacy, rounded rectangle is such an elegant backdrop for the flower and I love the subtle embossing on the card front. Faved!
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