Have you been keeping up this week with the Project Parade Color Challenge over on the Verve blog? The gals at Verve cooked up a color challenge based on an advertisement for cute summer sandals, and all this week and next, the Verve divas are showing off their samples. For details on how to play along for a chance to win $15 in Verve bucks, go here.
Funny enough, the inspiration for my card came from the color challenge graphic. I thought those color swatches looked so sweet and pretty lined up alongside each other, so that's the direction I went. The simple, minimal design is a refreshing departure from my usual "fuss," but I like how fresh and crisp the colors look against the black and white backdrop. Not only that, but the Filigree Fantasy stamp is just so pretty I wanted to keep the focus on it and not on a lot of extra fluff.
I stamped the filigree on squares of three of the challenge colors, then clipped off the four corners with a tag corner punch. I added a tiny, and I must confess, somewhat gratuitous helping of the fourth color by adding 1/4" pumpkin circles behind the black brads that adorn the centers of each filigree. I gave the card a little dimension by dry embossing the large black panel using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and by popping up each filigree on foam adhesive. Wide olive grosgrain provides the finishing touch.
I hope you're feeling inpsired by the color combo. Remember, you have until May 31 to enter!
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy (Verve Visual)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black, Soft Sky, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie card stock (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: black brads, 1/4" circle punch, tag corner punch, wide olive grosgrain (all SU!); Swiss Dots Cuttlebug