Life happens during holidays; during the summer, at the beginning of a new year. I have a friend whose mother passed away just after the new year started, and I wanted to make her a special card.
The colors for this card are the ones in this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge. I like them for this card because they’re not pastel or bright. Even the silver in this combination looks a bit muted alongside the Delightful Dijon.
For today’s card I used the new So In Love stamp set for the pretty background flower. To get the ombre look, I just rolled the stamp a bit as I pressed down. I fully pressed down on one side of the stamp, but only lightly pressed on the other side. That created a color from dark to light across the edges of the flower.
The stamped panel is topped with a similar-sized sheet of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. The acetate sheets come in several patterns and I used the polka dots. Each sheet has the pattern in gold on the front and silver on the back, so I obviously used the silver side 🙂
The Challenge calls for my “free choice” for the third color and I decided to use white. As this is a sympathy card, it seemed more appropriate not to make it too bright.
Thanks for stopping by today! Pop on over to globaldesignproject.com to see what everyone else has done with these colors!
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Stamps: So In Love and Rose Wonder
Ink: Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Delightful Dijon card stock and Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Embellishments: Metallic Foil Doilies, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon