Simple images can make a big statement when combined with the strength of color. Look at this list of colors you would never expect to hang out together: Tempting Turquoise, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Green Galore. Even Groovy Guava (retired) sneaks into the picture.
My inspiration came from this image from the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC158) TIP: All Daily Splitcoast Challenges are listed (and linked) on my left side bar for your convenience. I'm confident I would never have attempted these colors together without having seen the inspiration first.
The stem from Stampin' Up!'s Pocket Silhouettes was stamped four times on my assortment of colors with Chocolate Chip ink. Each square (2 x 1.5) was sponged (Chocolate Chip ink) and layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. TIP: I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placing the image in the perfect spot. Ditto the sentiment.
I certainly don't hide the fact that I love working with Stampin' Up!'s Taffeta Ribbon and used Chocolate Chip here. The Stay-Put Bow (click here for tutorial) is my method of choice for tying a neat bow. TIP: My Crop-A-Dile (which I typically use for hole punches) didn't reach the center where I wanted to pop out a hole to run the ribbon through. Alternatively, the 3/16" Anywhere Hole Punch from Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit was the answer. Like it proclaims, it can go anywhere.
Just when I thought I had recovered from the loss of last year's In Colors, Groovy Guava begged to join in the excitement. It was sponged with Chocolate Chip. A touch of Tempting Turquoise was jollied up with a Scallop Edge Punch and all were layered on a 5.5 x 4.25 card base of Chocolate Chip.
The sentiment is from Thank You Kindly, inked in Chocolate Chip and cozied up to three Green Galore Brads. TIP: To align your brads like soldiers at attention, use a Paper Piercing template and Paper Piercer. No chance of them going AWOL.
Want to save 20% on the Thank You Kindly Stamp Set? Check out the Spend $20 and Save 20% Promotion on Select Stamps.
LAST CHANCE! Stampin' Up! Free Shipping with $70 Purchase AND Save 10% on Retiring Stamps. Offers expire Dec. 23.
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes (111672), Thank You Kindly (111700)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), Ruby Red (102030), So Saffron (105118), Green Galore (101768), Chocolate Chip (102128), Groovy Guava (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: Scallop Edge Punch(112091), Stampin' Up! Sponges (101610), Crafter's Tool Kit (104310, includes Paper Piercer, Piercing Template, Large Eyelet (3/16") Anywhere Hole Punch), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
The Perfect Touch: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (109065), Green Galore Brads (106957, Bold Brights)