Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Tasteful Touches - Creative Colour Challenge #31

 Hi Everyone,

Today I thought I would have a go at my friend Victoria's Creative Colour Challenge #31 with Sahara Sand, Gorgeous Grape and Pear Pizzazz. I thought I'd get out one of the retiring stamp sets and dies too so I have teamed the colours with Tasteful Touches stamp set and the Tasteful Labels dies and done a little masking. Let me show you what I did:

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Creative Colour Challenge


1 piece of sahara sand card 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
1 piece of pear pizzazz card 3 7/8" x 5 5/"
1 piece of basic white 3 7/8" x 5 5/8", 1 piece 3 5/8" x 5 3/8", scrap for the sentiment
Scrap of gorgeous grape card for the banner
Gorgeous grape ink
Pear pizzazz ink
Sahara sand ink
Tasteful Touches stamp set
Colour & Contour stamp set
Tasteful Label dies
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Paper snips
Simply Scored
Bone Folder
Multipurpose adhesive


On the long side score the sahara sand card at 4 1/8" and fold and burnish to make the card base.

Adhere the pear pizzazz layer to the card front.

Using the smaller piece of white card stamp a flower in the left hand corner using gorgeous grape ink. Stamp the image on several post it notes, making sure the image is on the sticky end and then cut them out to use as masks.  Cover the flower you have already stamped and then stamp another one but stamp off first so that it is paler and covers part of the mask. Then add a mask to that image and stamp another one next to it, full strength, cover it and then stamp another one, stamping off first. By doing this you will get an image that looks as though the flowers are layered up behind each other which gives the illusion of dimension.

While the masks are all in place, stamp the leaves in pear pizzazz around them, then peel away the masks.

Then, using the splatter stamp from Colour & Contour and sahara sand ink, stamped off, randomly stamp over all the white space for some texture. Adhere this layer to the card front.

Stamp a sentiment on a scrap of white and then die cut.  I've also die cut a banner using gorgeous grape card and then cut it in two pieces.  Adhere the pieces on either side of the label and then add this to the card front using dimensionals.

Stamp a sentiment and add a flower to the remaining white layer and add to the inside of the card.

I hope that you like my card and consider having a go at Victoria's weekly colour challenges too.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen X

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  1. Such a gorgeous card Karen - love it! x

  2. Beautiful Card Karen, thanks so much for joining in with Creative Colour Challenges this week xx