Saturday, July 23, 2016

Stamp-a-Faire 2016: Master Color Recipes

The first challenge for Stamp-a-Faire today, Master Color Recipes, is to use a color combo taken from one of nine paintings.  I chose the one inspired by Leonid Afremov's Date in the Park.  It wasn't my original choice looking at the printout, because I was initially drawn to a softer color combo, but when I saw the bold colors of his painting on my computer screen this morning, I just had to use that one instead.  It's really stunning!

I kept my card very simple.  (although I was wishing I had the Mighty Oak stamp set and dies for this)  I cut a Double-Ended Banner by Papertrey Ink out of each color and glued them to a white card base.  It echoes the strong vertical lines in the painting.  I cut my word out of True Black cardstock twice using the Noted die, layering them together for dimension, and adhering it over the strips.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Heart-2-Heart #4 on a white Building Blocks die cut underneath.  The black pops just like the trees in the painting and I really like the look.  It makes for a fun card!

Stamps:  Heart-2-Heart #4 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, New Leaf, Terracotta Tile, Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Scarlet Jewel, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Noted die, Double-Ended Banner die, Building Blocks die (Papertrey Ink)


  1. Very cool card!! I love the strips of card stock with the bold black greeting!

  2. Very a sharp design! Beautifully done


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