Today's post is special for two reasons:
Firstly, the card I created for the recent Color Hues Challenge #34 (Red & Black) was chosen as their winning entry, earning me a spot as today's Guest Designer. The color duo for their newest Challenge #26 is Green & Gold.
(Again with the metallics! Oy!)
If only I possessed solid photography skills. *sigh*
Here's a closer look.
Secondly, the Color Hues and Seize the Birthday teams are joining forces
to show our support for the lovely people of Ukraine. We've all created encouragement cards using their flag colors (blue/yellow) and/or sunflowers
details on how to best help the citizens of Ukraine. In the meantime you can show your support on social media using the hashtag #cardsforukraine.
Here is my card:
And now for the how-to:
Color Hues Green and Gold
I began by stamping the vases in Versamark ink followed by heat embossing them with gold embossing powder. I created a mask for the larger greenery so that once stamped, the middle pot's greenery appears in front of the two side vases. The plants were then colored with Altenew alcohol markers and colored pencils. I matted the white panel with gold cardstock before popping it up onto a green card base. I finished it off with a smattering of gold foil pearls and a bit of Wink of Stella over the top of the plants.
Penny Black - Groovy Greenery stamp set
Avery Elle - Simple Sentiments stamp set
Spellbinders - Gold Pearls
Ranger - Princess Gold embossing powder
Cards for Ukraine
I began by die cutting the bird in white cardstock after which I colored it with two shades of blue and two shades of yellow Copic markers. Because I wanted my background to match I colored white cardstock with the same Copic markers, going both horizontally and vertically. (It takes awhile and you can see the hatchmarks but I love the added texture it creates.) I adhered the background in a way that mimicks their flag and then positioned the white die cut flower and bird over top. I stamped the sentiment in a crisp black pigment ink and added in a smattering of clear crystal embellishments to finish it off.
Simon Says Stamp - Layered Birdie die
Darice - flower die (really old)
Altenew - Cherished Memories stamp
Trinity Stamps - Crystal Celar embellishment mix
I invite you to join us at the Color Hues blog where we will be accepting cards using both color combinations. We'd love for you to share your cards with us!
Keep Ukraine in your hearts and thank you so much for spending a bit of your day with me.