I combined two challenges today…the sketch challenge (SC281) on Splitcoaststampers and the color challenge on Color Throwdown! I loved both of them and this card came together really quickly! The colors of the Color Throwdown 93 (CTD93) incorporate two colors that are being brought out of retirement with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July…Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette! WOOHOO! I'm glad to see them return!
For my card, I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and randomly stamped the flowers from Watercolor Trio in Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo Classic Inks. LOVE this stamp set in the Summer Mini! I layered it on Melon Mambo cardstock and wrapped Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon around it and tied. For the background on the right, I used a piece of printed paper from Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper and layered that on Pink Pirouette cardstock. I stamped the greeting that is also in Watercolor Trio stamp set in Basic Black on Pink Pirouette and punched with the Large Oval Punch, then layered it on a Scallop Oval of Baja Breeze. Finally, I stamped the butterfly in Melon Mambo Classic Ink and added a small clear rhinestone that I removed from the setting and added to the body of the butterfly. Pretty quick and easy card to pull together! I'll be using this sketch and color combo again!
Remember, tomorrow is the 20th of the month and time for the Tour de Freaks…brought to you by the fabulous Control Freak Swappers! You won't want to miss out on the fabulous projects you'll see featuring the Summer Mini! See you tomorrow to take the tour!