Hi! Thanks for coming to our late edition of the Mark’s Finest Papers Color Challenge this week! We figured everyone might have more important stuff to do during the Christmas week than enter challenges, so our fearless leader thought it might be nice to bump it back a couple of days. She’s a smart woman!
This week, our colors are PURPLE and GOLD.
Since this is still a pretty new challenge, here’s a reminder of the rules:
The Color Challenge is for all types of paper crafts, not just scrapbook pages. Each week we will have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project, and of course, you must use stamp(s) on the project.
The Color Challenge Guidelines are…
1. Please use the challenge colors as your main colors. You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors in your project.
4. You must use stamps on your project.
Remember your can create any type of project you want for this challenge but you must use stamp(s) on your project. They don’t have to be Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use MFP stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.
I tried some new techniques this week and am really happy with the results, and I’m glad I did! And my dear sweet hubby even helped me make the card! We had fun. He learned how to emboss (both dry and heat!) and ink. He did an awesome job!
A few weeks ago, I was at a crop with some scrappy friends and a few of them brought their dyes to share with everyone. I was able to use one to cut the cute little stocking on my card. Although I have a Big Shot, I don’t own any dies, so just that cutting process was new for me. I’m a Silhouette Cameo girl!
And speaking of the Cameo, I used one of the files I got from the Silhouette Store called Brick Overlay Mask. I cut it out in vinyl…well actually I used clear Contact paper, and cut on the vinyl settings. I chose a grey cardstock (trying to think of the color of grout that holds brick together) and then once my Cameo was done working its magic, I stuck the Contact paper to my cardstock, making a mask/stencil. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Fired Brick and dabbed it all over the card front unevenly…kind of like how real brick would be colored. When I peeled off the mask (which peeled off perfectly easily) I had bricks on my page! And a bonus…I can reuse the mask over and over. I’ll toss it eventually when it loses it’s sticky, but for now, I have a mask that was just pennies!
Next, sweet hubby helped me dry emboss a piece of kraft cardstock with a wood grain pattern and then gently inked just the top embossed part with more Distress ink. We cut it down and used it as a mantle to hang the stocking. Then I added some ribbon that looks like garland and some gold brads to decorate the “mantle.”
I finished off the card with a cute sentiment from the Mark’s Finest Papers Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.
This set is ADORABLE!
I hope you’ll break out your purple and gold and join us this week for the color challenge! You have until next Wednesday at 5 pm PST to link up.
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