I came across this great challenge site last week: The Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC). What is super cool is that their challenge is all about color. You just follow the color combination . . . and you're allowed to make whatever you want. I was super excited to play along last week, but I just ran out of time. So I made a point to go back again this week, and fell in love with the colors that were up for this week's challenge. Check out the photo they've given for inspiration:
Those colors just made me want to get creative! Aren't they awesome. So I made a little card using some cardstock and pattern paper in the neighborhood of dark navy. I just happened to recall having some scraps of pattern paper with a typewriter that I thought might be in the right color scheme. I was able to dig it up, and then add tissue paper, seam binding and some flowers and stamping.
One unique thing that I did on this one was to notch the front of my card, and add some paper on the inside of the card as an accent. I just used a regular circle punch and measured to be sure I put my notches equally down from the top on each side. I used the cut piece from one side as a guide for the second side so I wouldn't go too deep or not deep enough. It was perfect! It's a great way to tie ribbon so it holds, and I plan to use this technique again, as I love the look!
My stamp came from Skipping Stones Design . . . it's actually called "Cancer Schmancer". I found it recently while floating through some blogs, and I just knew I had to have it. I was really touched by the sentiments after watching my brother battle and eventually lose his battle with cancer. As much as I'd like to sweep it under the rug, I thought it would be nice to make some cards to encourage folks to Kick Cancer's Booty! The set has a little bit of spunk and humor . . . and spunk and humor is needed when battling. I didn't use the spunk and humor pieces for this card, so watch for them down the road.
I carried my color theme into the inside of the card as well. Remember too that when you open the card, the ribbon is on the top part of the inside (tied around that notch). So you get that splash of color on the inside as well.
Love, love this challenge! Can't wait to see next week's color scheme and play along.