Monday 15 October 2018

Nature themed Birthday | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #016

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Today marks the start of our latest fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU016 is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.
Choose any horizontal row, vertical row or diagonal and make your project using all 3 inspiration themes/ideas.

I chose the middle vertical row for my inspiration: Nature, Embossing (Heat embossing) & Ribbon.

Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.

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The colour palette for my creation was inspired by the latest Sunday Stamps colour challenge #189

You needed to use at least 3 colours from the image and I decided on using 4: dark yellow, red, orange, pale yellow. The Stampin' Up! colours I used that resemble those in this image are: Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron.

I feel my creation also fits in quite well with this weeks Global Design Project #159 Fall Theme challenge.

My card layout was inspired by a card I created back in November last year, click here if you would like to see what helped inspire my latest version.

There is nothing better than CASEing yourself when you are suffering from a loss of creative mojo :)

My card front was created using the large and small single leaf images from the Rooted in Nature Stamp set, stamped in Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and is white heat embossed on a Pumpkin Pie Stitched Shape die cut circle. This was added to my card using some Stampin' Dimensionals.

I snuck in a piece of the retired Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon, as my Whisper White ribbon just wasn't giving the right look :)

The die cut leaves come from the Flourish Thinlits and were cut in So Saffron & Crushed Curry.

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Rooted In Nature (Clear 146482)

Rooted In Nature (Wood 146479)

Picture Perfect Birthday (Photopolymer 145519)

Flourish Thinlits Dies (141478)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)
Retired Products: Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon

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  1. Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous! That color gradation in the leaves is amazing, a perfect background for that bold and happy sentiment - my fave birthday greeting right now, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    1. Thank you so much Heather, and thanks to the Sunday Stamps team for the stunning colour challenge.
      This background came into being after I made a small mistake with my original idea. I was so happy with how it ended up, that I think I love it more than the original idea :)

  2. Wow, your background stamping is fantastic! I love the sentiment as the main focus, and the ombre coloring in the background. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

    1. Thanks so much Heidi. I was very happy with how this background worked out and your colour challenge was just begging for some ombre colouring :)

  3. What a gorgeous background!!!!!! I love the gorgeous leaves and the die cuts! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

    1. Thanks so much Claire. Those leaf stamps are fast becoming some of my favourite stamps of all time :)


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