Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hand Stamped Sentiment's Color Challenge

Have you tried file folder cards yet? They are all over You Tube. I was making a card for a color combination challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and this file folder was sitting on my desk. I had punched it out with the envelope punch board about a month ago and there it sat waiting for inspiration. All of a sudden it hit me, that would be a perfect background for this card.

File Folder card, Envelope punch board, Vivid Vases, Hand Stamped Senitment, spring, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!

One thing I had to consider with this spring card and this color combination, was how to keep it light and bright enough to carry the theme...'Spring'. To do that I made sure that the darkest color was an accent, not the main color. It frames the card. The Midnight muse that is water colored on the vases is used with a light hand and has the effect of feeling like light coming in a window.

Here's a link to a video on You Tube that is a tutorial for the file folder card.

Supplies I used:
Vivid Vases stamp set
Springtime Hello stamp set
Midnight Muse card stock
Crushed Curry card stock
Watercolor paper
Designer Series Paper
Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' ink
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' ink
Stazon Jet Black ink
Stampin' sponge
Aqua painter pen
envelope punch board
Stampin' Trimmer
Itty Bitty Banner framelits
Ovals collection framelits

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  1. Very Pretty!!! Love the use of the color combo for a pretty spring card- Great Job!!!
    Love the file folder!!! Beautiful coloring on your flowers- so pretty!!! Thanks for
    playing along with HSS, Diane

  2. Wow your coloring of the vases is amazing! Great job. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.

  3. Wow the coloring of your vases is amazing. Great job. Glad you played along with us this week at HSS.

  4. What a totally cool file folder card. I love how you have water colored the vases and flowers. A big thank you for joining our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. Your vases are amazing! You did a great job with these colors. Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  6. Perfection! That watercolor paper is the perfect choice and you really rocked the color combo with the vases stamp. To top it all off, the file folder is so fun! I love those! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  7. What an adorable card! Perfect stamp choice for the file card!! Your water coloring is awesome, too! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

  8. Thank you for your comments. I'm not an expert with water color techniques, but the aqua painter pen makes it easier for me to get it how I want it. The water color paper really helps too.


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