Cooler Temps Call For Cool Colors!

Well it’s finally winter here in SoTx, which means it’s time for hoodies and close toed shoes… sigh… but with cooler temps making seasonal cards and projects is so much more fitting and it’s all about the cool colors…  Today I have a fun simple card that pairs perfectly with the feeling outside, the time of year and the color inspiration provided by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge for this month.

creating simple seasonal cards is a breeze with a few tools, create this Seasonally Scattered card like using the sponging technique.

This is the color scheme we were given as our inspiration, I love these colors together and I love using them as an “out-the-box” color scheme for holiday or Christmas themed projects.

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I decided to pull out a technique that I haven’t done in SOME TIME… I believe it’s called sponging, but not the sponging I typically do… with this technique you take the SPONGE DAUBER and place the ink in various spots on your stamp, in this case I used SMOKEY SLATE, TEMPTING TURQUOISE, and POOL PARTY. I know the pool party color is sorta hard to see, but it’s there- promise.  Then I found a few of the FROSTED SEQUIN that would accept color from my COASTAL CABANA BLENDABILITIES and colored them up and applied them to the sentiment.

creating simple seasonal cards is a breeze with a few tools, create this Seasonally Scattered card like using the sponging technique.

I tell you sifting through and finding those sequin that would accept the color was a PAIN!!!  But I love a good challenge :-)  I hope you liked this project and give it a try for yourself.  You can use the layout that I selected for my card or find a sketch of your liking and give these colors a try.  Don’t forget to share it with us all by playing along in the challenge.  Sharing inspiration is what we all love, right?!

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  1. Love this card. Thanks for the hint to color the sequins with the blendabilities. Can’t wait to do that.

  2. Bree renwick says:

    Lovin’ the “cool” colors for this stamp…makes me “wanna build a snowman” :-) Great job!

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