Colour Me... Subtle!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Morning, friends!  I'm back, as promised, with my take on a gorgeous, new palette from Colour Me...!  This one calls for Stampin' Up's Pumpkin Pie, Watermelon Wonder, and Elegant Eggplant and inspired a tasty number for my beautiful girl.  She's turning seven-years-old in just a couple short weeks.  Sigh.
I started this card by piecing a trio of patterned papers together and rounding their collective bottom corners.  Although it's difficult to see in the photos, I also embossed their combined center, with a large, Rounded Rectangle die, to help frame the centerpiece.  I then anchored them, along with the stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum, "hey there SWEETIE" sentiment, to the White, cardstock, card face, which, too, had its bottom corners rounded, with bright-pink-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
I then black embossed the cupcake stand, as well as the cupcake itself, on a Rounded Rectangle, watercolor, paper die cut; watercolored it in shades of Basic Gray for shading and Chocolate Chip; and topped it with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of bright pink, text, patterned paper, "HB2U" banner, which was hand-cut out.  The flower itself was black embossed on a watercolor, paper die cut and watercolored in shades of Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant before being adhered, along with the patterned, paper, cupcake liner, which was stamped in Jet Black ink and hand-cut out, to embellish the chocolate cupcake itself.  The entire watercolored piece was then tucked under the sentiment; popped off the card face with foam tape...
and topped with a happy mix of ribbons and trims, all grounded with a bright pink button, laced with white string.  A sprinkling of Sparkling Clear sequins completes the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Wplus9 Design's Throwback Thursday Challenge #8.  I was inspired by Maureen's first card to pull out and layer those Rounded Rectangle die cuts, even if one of mine was actually embossed.  And here's this week's Creative Challenge No. 94 graphic to get you going in the right direction.

Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  We'd also be honored to have you play along with us!  You have until 12 noon EST, on Monday, October 26, 2015, to link up your takes over at that same challenge link above.  And don't forget to check out last week's autumn-inspired Creative Challenge No. 93 Top Picks, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sweets & Treats (Wplus9) Paper: White (Wplus9); polka dot (Jenni Bowlin); purple argyle (Nikki Sivils); orange plus (Echo Park); pink check (Crate Paper); pink text (Jillibean Soup); watercolor (Canson Studio); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, & Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Jet Black (StazOn); watermark (VersaMark); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: bright pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles & Sweets & Treats dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); black embossing powder (SU!); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); button (JoAnn Fabrics); white string, orange polka dot ribbon, bright pink gingham ribbon, & wide lace (Hobby Lobby); scallop lace (Michael's)

12 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW, Jinny! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your take on the colors and the whimsical feel of it! And I also want to thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your heartfelt words of condolences. HUGS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anya said...

Gorgeous!! I never thought that color combo could turn out so nicely!! Congrats to your soon to be Birthday Girl!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW, Jinny! You've rocked this color combo! Gorges girly card! Stitches and round corners are wonderful compliment to such a sweet image!

Leslie said...

SO pretty!!! LOVE the colors!!

Maria said...

So very pretty!!! Love the polka dots, image, vellum, and stitching! And, the fabulous ribbon and trims! Happy early birthday to Adina!:-)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this color combo and those fun graphic patterns, just such a fun card!

Kara Lynne said...

Oh Jinny, this could not be any sweeter! I LOVE what you did with those colors and that sundae is delightful! In fact, the whole card looks good enough to eat!

Lisa said...

Jinny this is delightful!! You've used the colors beautifully and I love your bow made of snippets!!

Ros Crawford said...

My you sure worked those colours beautifully! Love your card!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful color explosion Jinny. :-)

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, this is so sweet (I could not resist :-))!! Love the use of the colors, the stitching, vellum and all of your other scrumptious details- just gorgeous!