In my last article, I shared some cards I’d made with the FREE Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper set that’s in this summer’s Sale-a-bration Brochure. The main color in those cards was Polished Pink, and I used two prints from the Beautifully Penned Set. Today I’ve got a card that uses those two prints and two more. Plus I’m back with a color that’s more in my color style, Fresh Freesia.
It Was a Color Block Challenge
This card all started as a Color Block Challenge in one of my online groups. I love the idea of layering squares and rectangles (this challenge) onto a card front to create a colorful design. As I started to consider what I’d use for my rectangles, I spotted the last little section of the paper I’d cut up for my last project. You may remember that I said I’d found a place to use it. This was it!
My first task was to decide on a color for that print and the other floral print that needed to be colored in. I really liked using the Open Weave Ribbon in the set of cards with the Polished Pink color. So why not pick another of the in Colors that also had a matching Open Weave Ribbon? Thus Fresh Freesia came into the picture. I decided to use the floral prints as the larger rectangles and the dotted and scalloped prints for the small, almost square, rectangles.
Coloring in the Floral Prints
Choosing how to color the print with the dotted background was pretty easy as I’d just colored the rest of that sheet for the last project. But I wasn’t sure how I was going to color the darker sheet.
Here’s a picture of a section of that paper. As I have plenty of that paper to spare (there are 4 sheets of each double-sided print in the pack) I tried out the Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent colors – and they worked!
Finishing the Card
I liked the way that the two large rectangles looked adhered directly to the card front. But doing that with the mostly white smaller rectangles didn’t quite work. To try to fix that while also keeping the color block idea going, I matted each of these prints with a piece of Freesia cardstock. That worked!
The paper wasn’t the only thing that was still out on my work table. So was the Double Oval Punch that I used for the last set of cards. I found a perfect Birthday sentiment from the Sale-a-bration Brochure (the Counting Sheet Stamp Set), cut it and some more Fresh Freesia Cardstock with the punch and popped on that piece of Open Weave Ribbon. Card finished!
Yes, you can buy the materials for this card and earn this wonderful paper set FOR FREE! All you need is $50 in Stampin’ Up! purchases, and this is a bit over it. In fact, you can keep this purchase to exactly $50 if you eliminate the punch and use one that you already have in your stash! How’s that for a deal? If you’d like to do that, just click on the “Add All to Cart” button and just remove the punch from your cart when you get to my Stampin’ Up! website!
Oh, and dont’ forget to add in the Beautifully Penned Paper Set (#156630) in the rewards box!
Have fun with whatever you’re using to stamp with this week!