With a blog post title like the one above, I'll bet you thought there was going to be something about flowers or surf. But not this time! It's time for the Stampin' Up! Only challenge, and this time the challenge is to make a project using the colors of a favorite team.
Now I have lots of "favorite teams," both collegiate and professional. So what I decided to do was to look at the colors of all my favorite teams and decide which set of colors would be most fun with which to work. So I chose the colors of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, and I used them to make a birthday card. Thus, "A Hawaii Birthday Greeting"!
In looking at this, you might think that the colors of this team are Green and White. But actually, the colors are Green and Black, and I just used white as my neutral background. Granted there's not much black in this card, but I used it enough for matting that I think this fits the bill.
When I was making this card, I had most of my stamp sets packed for our move back to our home in Pahoa, Hawaii. That the Geometrical Stamp Set was still available was also a factor in deciding which team's colors I should choose. Here is an example of the University of Hawaii logo.That definitely made me think of the triangle stamps in the Geometrical set.
The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and, while it definitely does not say, "Birthday," when I included it with a birthday gift, the person who received it certainly recognized it as a birthday greeting!
For the background, I used a separate sheet of Whisper White Cardstock, and embossed it with the Sizzix Zig Zag Texturized Impressions Embossing Folder. That was a nice fit, too!
For an update on our move and travel, I can tell you that so far my inks, punches and papers are all unpacked. I even found the turntable with my scissors in it on Sunday. Yay! But now I have to put my unpacking aside until we return from our 3-week trip to visit siblings, an aunt and all of our grandchildren (well, their parents, too). When I come back, it will still be about another week before I'll be back into the swing of all things papercrafting.
But there will be one or two more SUO Challenges between now and then, so you'll get a chance to see the last of my projects done before our move AND catch up with where I am in my move.