Today's card was inspired by the color prompt at the Color Hues Challenge blog. Here is their current color graphic.
Using just two colors is more difficult than one would think. It's most definitely a challenge.
I began stamping the diamond graphic in Versamark ink onto a panel of navy cardstock after which I heat embossed it with turquoise powder. I mounted this panel onto a larger white panel die cut with a scalloped die. I then cut three strips of card stock (white, turquoise and navy) which I adhered to a piece of thin cardstock before running the HUGS die through my die cutting machine. I stacked the letters onto two additional pieces of navy cardstock to give the sentiment some dimension. Because it seemed to get lost on the busy background I added a strip of vellum beneath the sentiment before adhering it to the finished panel. I used the same turquoise cardstock to create the card base and added a few clear turquoise gems to finish it off.
The lettering took on a shiny appearance from the burnishing I did after die cutting similar. I think it's a rather cool unexpected effect.
PaperTrey Ink - Cover Up Diamond stamp
MFT - Big Hugs die
American Crafts - Zing embossing powder in aqua
Mama Elephant - Femme Frames scalloped die
Studio Katia - turquoise gems
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