Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hues of color...

Good morning crafty peeps!
I hope that those who are celebrating this Labor Day
weekend are having fun (while maintaining your
social distancing, of course. 😉)

I'm popping in with a card I made for a brand spanking new
challenge - Color Hues #1!

These are the colors to use:

As some of the design team had, I also thought 'sunflowers'
immediately when the hues were revealed.
Here's what I came up with:

and the inside:

I gathered my much neglected Distress Inks in all the greens and yellows I had,
then took an agonizingly long time trying to figure out which colors to
use for these color layering stamps. Once I had that hurdle behind me,
I set about stamping the NBUS flowers and leaves.

I chose kraft for my card base and also cut out a herringbone die
for some added texture. The 'Happy' die cut and birthday sentiment
are from the same stamp & die set, (also NBUS).

The centers of the sunflowers got Winked, then I added a smattering
of rhinestones for some extra shiny bling.

Congrats to Nancy for starting up this fun new challenge! I'll definitely
be playing in future challenges!

That's all for now. It's a glorious day out,
and I want to be out in it. 😎
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd also like to enter this at:
Seize the Birthday #198  - no toppings, unless you count the sunflower as golden...?!

Stamps: Sunny Studio - Sunflower Fields; Hero Arts - Happy stamp & cut; Taylored Expressions - In & Out Birthday
Ink: Ranger DI - squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, scattered straw, fossilized amber, shabby shutters, mowed lawn, pine needles; Memento - rich cocoa
CS: Thunderbolt; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: GC; Sunny Studio - Frilly Frames Herringbone die; Hero Arts - Happy die; Recollections & Hampton Arts - Rhinestones; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM


  1. Hi Chris, I am in love with this card! I have recently become obsessed with sunflowers. I love the kraft color paired with those beautiful sunflowers. The leaves look incredible too! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues for our first challenge and the sweet shout out, I sure appreciate it! HUGS!

    1. I failed to say thanks for also adding this beauty over at Seize the Birthday too!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and charming! Love the look of those lovely sunflowers against the kraft cardstock. Such a beautiful card design as well! Thank you so much for joining us with the Seize the Birthday challenge!

  3. Your sunflowers are GORGEOUS!!! Layered to perfection, and I'd happily call them golden. ;) A beautiful card, sistah! So happy you joined us at Color Hues and Seize the Birthday!

  4. The herringbone die is the perfect background for your gorgeous sunflowers! Love the way you nestled part of the sentiment in among the sunflowers. Thanks for joining us for the first Color Hues Challenge.


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