Sunday, September 27, 2020

Color Hues #2


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

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  


Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. What a striking card! The large greeting on the embossed background is wonderful, and your vellum piece worked perfectly. Thanks for joining us for Color Hues #2; hope to see you for the next challenge!

  2. I agree with Karen, a very striking card, certainly stands out in the gallery at Color Hues. The turquoise embossing on blue looks fab, I thought you'd found the perfect DP! TFS. :)

  3. Julie, you've really used these colors to your advantage - looks like a leaded glass piece to me. That pattern is exactly like the lead in our transom windows in my childhood home, though there was no color, they created the most wonderful prisms of light when the sun shone through!
    Thanks for this memory!

  4. This is such a pretty card Julie! I love the way you did the the letters and the background! Had no idea it was embossed! Well done! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Color Hues!

  5. Beautiful contrast achieved with pattern and color use!
    Thank you so much for playing along at the Color Hues Challenge !

  6. You have turquoise embossing powder! I'm very impressed. Love how it shows up against the navy panel. And it's a match for your cardstock! Love this bold and graphic design. And thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  7. What a gorgeous colour combo...and a fabulous card!