Sunset Strips in a Frame

Huh? 🙂

Today’s card uses the same idea that I showed yesterday: using two halves of the Decorative Label punch as a framing construct for a stamped image panel. I also used a technique that showed up as a recent demonstrator challenge on Splitcoast Stampers (DC163 – Demonstratable Cards, Paint Chip Card). I thought it would be really neat idea to create a sunset/sunrise type of stamped image using the Paint Chip concept.

Paint Chip Sunset Card

Stamp set: Just Believe

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso

Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dotto

So, you know what a paint chip card is, right? You know those little strips of paper you get from the hardware store with different samples of paint colors on them? Sometimes they have a range of the same color on them, or sometimes they have a color scheme on them. Well, then, you either take one of those and stamp on it, or create your own strips of color in the same concept.

It was pretty easy to create my card, except for the color choices. At first, I was going to choose a range of colors from the Brights family: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red. If I was going for a nice gradient, the Real Red was a bit of a harsh transition. Then, I remembered Poppy Parade from the In Colors! (funny, huh?) I guess you get tunnel vision and only focus on the color family sometimes… 🙂

As for stamping the image, that was really easy. Use Dotto on the back of each strip, and attach to scratch paper, making sure to line everything up, with no gaps in between each strip. Stamp the image. Then, when putting the panels onto your card front, make sure all of the sides line up, but put a small gap in between each panel. Awesome!

I added a little bit of bling to each side of the frame, this time the rhinestones. Adds just a little bit of something to finish off the card.

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