Monday, 26 April 2021

Cards | The Colour Throwdown


Each week I think, "oh, I'll play along with the colour throwdown this week" and make a start on a card.  Very rarely do I finish the card on time and get it shared! I think this one will sneak in before the deadline...

I started out with the geometric dies from Simon Says Stamp and a whole bunch of colourful papers.  I started with the 9-square square card.  There's nothing wrong with it but I wasn't loving it.  Perhaps it is too much, so I tried a smaller 6-square A6 (UK sizing) card.  Still not loving it.  I played around with the remaining pieces I had die cut and came up with card 3 - a mini slimline-ish sized card.  It's actually the size that the die cuts took up rather than measured to a standard size!  I'll have to make a custom envelope.


Now it makes sense... I need the white!  I struggle with the other two as there is no white cardstock for my eye to rest from all of the colour.  With that in mind I continued on with the off cuts and made card 4 - a slimline card which I actually finished with a greeting and embellishments.  


The enamel dots were needed to cover a couple of tears in the paper from removing the washi tape that held a stitched die in place to add a little extra detail.  Grr!

And I'm pleased with how it turned out in the end.  I added a greeting from the MFT Winter Songbird stamp set embossed in Wow! white embossing powder

I will go back and add greetings to the other 3 cards but that won't be done in time to join in with this weeks challenge!

1 comment:

  1. What fun you had playing with the shapes, papers, and colors!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!


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