We have a pretty color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site:
Cajun Craze, Pool Party and Early Espresso
Here's my contribution:
This card was inspired by the burgundy-colored sunflowers that are blooming in my garden. Sunflowers always make me think of early fall.
I inked up the Sunflower background stamp first with Cajun Craze ink. I lightly tapped the edges of the stamp using Early Espresso, then stamped it on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I toned down the Pool Party card front by spritzing on a little household bleach. You can't really tell by the photo, but in real life, the Pool Party has interesting white splotches where the bleach was spritzed. I cut the sunflower out using scissors and popped it up using Dimensionals. I inked up the center of the sunflower again using Early Espresso, stamped, then punched it out using the 1" circle punch. It is matted on Pool Party 1 1/4" scallop circle. The greeting is Sincere Salutations. Although it is retired, it is still one of my all-time greeting sets.
Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can. It means a lot to all of us! We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges. A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site.
Stamp Sets: Sunflower, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Accessories: bleach, spritzer bottle, scissors, 1" circle and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches, Dimensionals