I had a bit of an identity crisis going on last week when making my project for the new Heart 2 Heart Challenge today. You see, I am a member of both the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team AND the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Design Team. The first challenge this month at Heart 2 Heart is a Color Dare! Are you still with me? ;) I kept asking myself, "wait, what challenge am I working on?"
It all finally worked out in the end, and this post is taking all my concentration to get it linked up just right, lol. The colors for the first challenge of September over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges are Sunset, Barn Red, Gypsy, and Cashmere. (Take a deep breath, it will be OK!)
My gut reaction to the color combination was "Fall." but that bit of Gypsy pulled me over to "Halloween." Here is the card I was able to make the color combo work with...
I even have a lesson for you! Bonus! See the web at the top right? You can see it looks a bit "foggy" in the inside in the picture below because I used my powder pouch on the paper before I stamped the ink. Powder pouches are great for keeping embossing powder contained and not spreading due to static. However, I changed plans midstream (yeah, it happens) and decided to sprinkle Prisma Glitter on the pigment inked webs instead of embossing them white. That led to a little problem...I couldn't safely clear the powder residue from the black paper! It would have been easy to wipe it off if the webs were solid, embossed lines, but in this case, it would have just taken the glitter right off. Lesson learned!
I easily colored the CTMH Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon with my Sunset Alcohol Ink Marker to match the colors...
The background pattern is created with all four challenge colors and my favorite chevron stamp on the In the Background My Acrylix from Close to My Heart. This large stamp is soooo easy to line up using our clear blocks!
Here is another awesome, yet amazingly easy trick I learned...using a black sharpie to change the wood color on this round badge from the Babycakes Assortment! The wood color just didn't fit with my color theme, so I made it black! :)
The inside of the card was super-easy to accent with the spider web stamp from the retired Spellbound Workshop on the Go from Close to My Heart. I am sorry to say I used this set for all the Halloween themed images on this card...
I hope you have a chance to play along with us this month over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges with this challenging color combination. You have ALL month to play with us!
Don't link up to the Color Dare with this one, lol! If you want to play with us over at the Color My Heart Color Dare, then check out the colors for this week HERE! ;)