Friday, January 31, 2020

Try This Dreamy Color Combination

I was feeling fancy on this fun Friday (and apparently alliterative, too), so today's stamped project is multi-layered, dreamy, detailed, heavily embellished, and just over-the-top.  Which is my favorite kind of card!  


Encouragement card using Stampin' Up!'s Stargazing set | lots of stars | Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape color combination

What first inspired this card was the color combination of Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, and Gorgeous Grape (I made a graphic for you to pin, save, or print at the end of this post).  Since the word "dreamy" immediately came to mind, I reached for the Stargazing set.

Encouragement card using Stampin' Up!'s Stargazing set | lots of stars | Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape color combination

I repeatedly stamped the Mint Macaron layers with Mint Macaron ink and the swirl image.  

Two Very Easy Techniques: The top cardstock layer's corners were separated (just use your nail).  The bottom layer of Mint Macaron cardstock was spritzed with water, crumpled in a ball, then flattened and dried with a Heat Tool.  


Encouragement card using Stampin' Up!'s Stargazing set | lots of stars | Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape color combination

Nests of ribbon, twine, or thread are popular and for a great reason - the more imperfect and messy they are, the better they look!  I'm pretty good at being imperfect and messy 😁 so this works for me!  I made a Silver Metallic Thread nest on this card. 

To create a nest: run SNAIL adhesive on your cardstock, wrap the ribbon/twine/thread around 3 or 4 of your fingers several times, remove, and press the material to the cardstock where you ran SNAIL.  You can adjust however you like since SNAIL is a forgiving adhesive.

Encouragement card using Stampin' Up!'s Stargazing set | lots of stars | Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Gorgeous Grape color combination

I wanted a bow that was full and shabby, so I cut lengthwise a piece of Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon.  I tied the 2 pieces together in a bow and the nicely frayed edges that resulted was exactly the look I wanted!

Pin, save, or print this color combination!

Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Gorgeous Grape, Smoky Slate color combination


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