Do you have a secret crafting fear? Does the thought of sponging edges make you sweat? Or does watercoloring make you weak in the knees? My personal crafty krytonite is the Bold Brights color family. Friends, let's join together to conquer our crafty fears by confronting them head on! I'm jumping in with Color Throwdown #50: Real Red, Tempting Turqouise, and Kiwi Kiss. I will BOLD-ly and BRIGHT-ly craft!
I was inspired by CPS sketch #124 but opted for a square card instead of the standard rectangle. My 5.5" x 11" (folded in half) piece of textured Tempting Turquoise is layered with a 5.25" piece of Kiwi Kiss.
- Two prints from the Real Red Patterns pack provide my background. TIP: These two patterns create balance - one is red based, the other more white based. I used my Scallop Edge Punch to add extra interest along the left side.
- I stamped the tree from the NEW Pendant Park set in Kiwi Kiss onto Whisper White. (3" x 3.25") TIP: Old Olive is the perfect sub for Kiwi Kiss. A Tempting Turquoise matte provides extra emphasis. The entire panel is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals.
- My 'hello' sentiment is just right in Real Red. I also added the smallest butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly. I simply colored the stamp using my Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker, 'huffed' to ensure moisture, stamped, and snipped.
- I'm sure you already guessed that today's Sassy Somethings are buttons. I love them! Buttons are a serious crafting trend right now and are popping up in all sorts of fun ways on projects. Stampin' Up! has NEW Playground and Sherbet Buttons collections that are adorable and provide a perfect mix of colors, sizes, and textures. Plus, they're a sassy steal for only $7.95.
Paper: Real Red Patterns - currently available in Rose Red (112162), Tempting Turquoise - Textured 12x12 - astd. Bold Brights (108698) , Kiwi Kiss (retired), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red (103133), Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker (100058)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
Sassy Somethings: Playground Buttons (116313), Linen Thread (104199)