I started out with a Crisp Cantaloupe base, and adhered some Baked Brown Sugar designer paper from the new paper stack. A Strawberry Slush cross piece is under a piece of Whisper White stamped with the new Positively Chevron background stamp that had been inked up in Coastal Cabana.
I really struggled to work in the Pistachio Pudding color. I tried using some card stock but it really seemed to clash with the Coastal Cabana, so I finally decided to use it when I colored that cute little cupcake. Check it out:
Yup, the little cupcake holder was colored in Pistachio Pudding. Challenge solved!
I attached a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim to the bottom of the focal point, first because that ribbon is so darn cute and it helps to soften all things up, but also to tie the colors together more. The top seemed somewhat bare (I am so not good with lots of white space!), so I added a Bitty Button, which was tied with Linen Thread and then topped with a Basic Rhinestone.
As you'll see in the link below, the sketch had what looked to me to be stitching around the outside. Since I don't have a sewing machine, I did faux stitching paper piercing and a white Uniglo gel pen.
Here are the challenge links:
Well, this card was a challenge to appropriately balance all the colors with all the layers, but it was fun to make. Thanks for looking today and please leave a comment if you have a moment, I'd love to hear from you!
All products by Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Positively Chevron, Short & Sweet
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, BBS Designer Series paper pack
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush,
Accessories: Polka Dot embossing folder, Scallop Trim Border punch, 7/8" and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punches, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim, Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials, Piercing Tool White Uniglo gel pen