Tuesday, August 31, 2021

September card in PLUM

Hi there. Welcome to the September challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge. 
Every month we pick a monochrome color challenge, except for the months of June and December, which are to use all the colors of the rainbow in any way you like!!! Fun, right???

So September is this gorgeous color of plum. There are so many shades and textures that can be used. Of course the problem is, finding the shades you want!!!
But, you're here, and that means you love a challenge!!!

Me too!!! It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. I have this (new to me) Tim Holtz die for these wildflowers and I really wanted to use them. I had seen them on Pinterest a lot and it took me a while to chase down who made the die. Once I got that I was good to go. One of those "got to have this" moments.
Of course, most of us in this crafting world deal a lot with those moments and we try our hardest not to actually BUY everything we want, until it's something we know we will use more than once. That's why I like the digi stamps. They're a lot cheaper and most are not too hard to use.

Anyway, here's my card:

As you can see, I went back to some of the older techniques we used to do. I had not done those for a while, but I needed some texture interest in this card. And it was fun to revive some old tricks of the trade. First of all, I scraped the sides of the cardstock. Then I tore the layers to give the bottom some character. I love the outcome. It's been a long time since I did a card like this. But in the world of art, nothing ever really goes out of style. We just kind of forget some things because there is always something new to try. Most of it comes back in style after a while.

For my colors, I used a really good plum cardstock that I had. Both of the flowers have glimmer and shine on them. I just couldn't get a good picture to show that up. The centers are "plummy" micro beads. I love micro beads for centers of flowers. They are really eye catching in real life. And they seem to blend with colors as long as you're in the same palette. Near the bottom, on the stems I added a leaf die cut that's really shiny, and then some thread glued and topped by a rhinestone. 

I hope you liked my retro look for this card. I sent it to my friend Dee. We challenge each other by going through the alphabet together. We are now on the letter "P". And P is for Plum (the color). I haven't got hers yet, so I don't know what she did. 

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  1. What a great card! I love all the texture, shine and rough edges on your card. I really love that thread nest - so cool!

    sue n.


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