Friday, July 14, 2023

Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop - Anything but Basic White or Very Vanilla

   Fourteen of the month so you know what that means! It's team blog and Insta hop day! This month I challenged everyone to create a design without using Basic White or Very Vanilla!!

My initial plan was to use either Crumb Cake or Smoky Slate in place of Basic White but when I sat down to create, I ended up using colour, colour, and more colour!

This card was so fun to make and was inspired by a design I saw from the Sleepless Stamper. I worked exclusively with the Beautiful Balloons Bundle.

I was initially planning this card as a young boy birthday design so I started by pulling out some Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide cardstock. Then for a third complementary colour, I decided to go with yellow tones.

I started by stamping tone on tone for green balloon and Tahitian Tide ink on Balmy Blue cardstock for the blue one. I stamped in Daffodil Delight on Lemon Lolly cardstock for the smaller one. 

The large balloon "tails" are die cut from the In Colour Textured Specialty Paper - super fun if you don't have it yet.

I needed a subtle card base for my colours & images to pop so I went with Lemon Lolly. I added another Lemon Lolly layer so that I could use the fringe die on the bottom of it.  For my second fringe layer, I used a piece of Wild Wheat DSP from the Fresh as a Daisy pack.

To soften the transition of the fringe to the card base, I used the Lemon Lolly Sheer Ribbon from the combo pack.

The greeting was stamped just like the balloons and then fussy cut so I could rearrange the words. And then last, but not least, is a couple of die cut stars in the gold More Dazzle Specialty Paper. 

Add a few of the In Colour Pearls and it's a wrap! I really love how this colour combination worked and the design came together. 

I didn't miss Basic White or Very Vanilla one bit!

I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Be sure to hop around and check them all out!

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