Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Oh Hello Friend - (CTD451)

Hello there, crafty friends!  It's Wednesday and time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge.  We have some sweet summertime colors to create with for this week and we hope you'll join in and play along.
I'm sharing a collection of three projects for my post today all using the colors for this week's Color Throwdown.  I used a new stamp set, Oh Hello Friend, by a company called Flora and Fauna.  I've been admiring their products and have wanted to try them out for some time and I'm so glad I did.  The images are whimsical and fun and the stamps stamp out fantastic.  I  think if I were to create a stamp line, the stamps from Flora and Fauna would be what I would imagine.  I really had so much fun making the cards and tag I'm sharing today.
For my first card, I went with a clean and simple look using three of the flower images and two leaf images from the Oh Hello Friend set to create a thank you card.  I started out with a white card base and then using a separate piece of white cardstock I die cut a circle from it.  Then using my die cut piece, I lined it up on my card front and traced the circle opening lightly with a pencil so that I would know where to stamp my images.  I stamped my flowers in raspberry fizz, hibiscus burst and autumn rose ink and then stamped my greenery in simply chartreuse and limeade ice ink.  To give some of the images a solid color of ink, I took the coordinating stamp and flipped it over on my acrylic block and stamped with the backside of the stamp, stamping off with the same colors I used to stamp the outline of each image.  Next I used my Misti tool to line up and stamp just the friend portion of the Oh Hello Friend sentiment from the set.  Once my images where stamped, I added foam tape to my die cut circle panel and  adhered it to my stamped card front.  Then I heat embossed the second part of my sentiment on a black cardstock banner and added a butterfly which I stamped and fussy cut out.  As a final detail I added some pink iridescent and silver sequins and some Icicle Stickles.
For my second card, I stamped my sentiment in the center of a rectangle and then stamped my floral images all around it using the same color inks as above.  I also used some watered down pink watercolor to add some splatters of color.  Once that was done I used the Inside Out Stitched Rectangle dies and die cut the outer edge with one rectangle die and around my sentiment with a smaller one.  I adhered the center with my sentiment directly to a piece of raspberry fizz cardstock and I added foam tape to the frame around it.  I added another stamped butterfly and added a bunch of glitter to the flowers using Icicle Stickles, Wink of Stella glitter pen and pink and silver sequins.
For my last project, I created a coordinating birthday tag.  I used the same images and inks as above but for my sentiment I used the birthday wishes from the F&F stamp set, Glass Dome.  I used a PTI tag that I die cut and tied on some ribbon and bakers twine.  These pictures of my projects don't do them justice because they really sparkle in the light with all of the Wink of Stella glitter and dots of icicle Stickles.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Tracey McNeely - July Guest Designer


Chris said...

This popped up on my bloglovin feed and I just love it! All 3 projects are terrific and inspiring.

Tracey McNeely said...

What a beautiful collection of cards Lynn!