Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nuts About You

A couple weeks ago, I posted a color challenge.  The task was to use these colors...



...as part of a project (a card, layout, home decor - anything!).

Today I'm here to share my take on the challenge:



I started with the October kit from Simon Says Stamp:



The colors in this kit were a perfect match for the challenge; the difficult part was choosing which stamp I wanted to use!

After more deliberation than I'd care to admit, I chose the squirrel stamp with the "nuts about you" sentiment.  I stamped the squirrel onto a 2.75" by 5.5" piece of cardstock (can you tell my boys sometimes use my ink pads?):



I then die cut around the squirrel (the die I used actually cuts two nesting circles, which allowed for the "border" around my circle):



I then stamped the sentiment:



Next, I cut and scored the cardstock base for the card(it's just a standard A2):



I cut down a piece of patterned paper to 3.25" by 5.5" and adhered it to the card base.  I used pop dots to adhere the white panel:



Finally, I added a couple sequins and put some glossy accents on top of the squirrel:



The pop dots I used under the circle are a smidge lower than the ones under the main panel; I wanted to give the card a bit more visual dimension.

And one more time, here's the finished product:



Oh, one last thing...I added a wee acorn to the inside of the card.  I like the way it ties the inside of the card to the front:



There's still time for you to participate in this color challenge.  Please share your work through in a link in the comments or via Facebook!

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