Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CHRISTMAS IN JULY Day 1 - BB Color Challenge

 Happy July Everyone!
Time for another Team Color Challenge.

I love challenges. Some are easier than others. This one wasn't hard but I did have to really think about what to do with the outside of my card since I didn't have any SU embellishments that fell into the color spectrum.

Here's what I came up with:

I was inspired by THIS card on Technique Tuesday by Brigit Edison. 

At first I tried stamping on the acetate sheet with my alcohol markers and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. The acetate buckled in places regardless of how careful I tried to avoid the issue. 
But here's the thing:

TRY something! You might not get the effect you were after, but you learn in the process and may just discover something REALLY COOL!

Okay, back to the card. I cut the window in the front of a Coastal Cabana base at 3" x 4"
Then I cut a sheet of acetate 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" and adhered to the inside of the front panel.
When I did this, using the red-line tape, I did manage to get the tape above the window opening a bit but you'll see in a minute that really wasn't a bad thing... a happy accident if you will.

Next I adhered a 4"  x 5-1/4" piece of #32 paper. You can use white cardstock. I've been using the heavyweight paper for the inside mats as it adds a bit less weight and has a really smooth finish that takes ink very well.

I stamped 'berry sprigs' using the Love What You Do stamp set in Old Olive. Then I colored in the berries with Real Red. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.

Here came the happy accident. I just was not happy with the plain front of the card. Yet, I didn't have any current embellishments from the color scheme. So I pulled the snow swirl from Snowflake Sentiments and stamped it in VersaMark, followed by heat embossing with the White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

The happy accident came when some of the embossing powder stuck to that little ridge of the red-line tape... giving me a trace of  'snow' on the window sill.

As to pictures, my small camera just is not doing the job anymore. Between that and the shaking I've been doing lately the picture quality just is not where I want it to be. I'm going to be switching to my larger digital camera from here on and using my tri-pod if necessary. Bear with me while I figure these issues out. 

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Back tomorrow with another Christmas Card!
Creative Christmas Blessings!

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