Well it may be the first day of Nov, but it is time to share Octobers Fancy Friday Challenge! Have you followed along all month?! It has been a fun COLOR CHALLENGE! These are some of my very favorite types of challenges...because I LOVE COLOR!!! First up is my card, then I will tell you the official challenge colors! Also...I used the Batik Boutique Stamp Set for the first time...and I am IN LOVE! Gorgeous blooms and next time I will use the coordinating dies with it! SWOON! 😍
Colors: Real Red, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink, Whisper White
Inks: VersaMark, Memento Jet Black re-inker (for splatter) BLENDS: Polished Pink Light & Dark, Real Red Light & Dark, Bermuda Bay Light & Dark, Old Olive Light & Dark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Patter Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Batik Boutique, Through It Together (sentiment)
Tools: Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Fine Art Ribbon, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Metallics Embossing Powders (gold), Basics Embossing Powders (white)
How much fun is this card?! Blends to the rescue, with some ink splattering! Here is the official color challenge:
Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana!
I love this color challenge, but I would love it more with Polished Pink instead of Real Red. Hee. Since challenges are inspiration, and a "jumping off point"...I did add a touch of pink when I needed a contrast color in my flowers. I figured pink is in the red family, so it works, right?! 😉
I am 100% in love with this sentiment also...from the Through It Together Stamp Set. I say this to friends a lot...because I believe this. We are the hardest on ourselves ... more times than not, and sometimes we just need a reminder. We really are doing better than we think we are. 😀 So I am very happy to have a sentiment that says this.
And can we talk about that fringe ribbon?! It is the Fine Art Ribbon. I just trimmed off one side of the edge of the ribbon, then pulled out the strands to make it all fringe-y. But since the other side wasn't trimmed off, it all stays together still. Love this!
Something else I love...
The Hostess Paper Pack! It is only available to hostesses (which can just be YOU! with your own order!!!) and it is MAGNIFICENT! It is called Pattern Party and there are SO MANY delicious paper patterns. This black & white stripe just may be the one I use the most. Haha. You can check out all of the patterns below. Each paper has a colored pattern on one side and then a black & white pattern on the other side. I'm not sure you can get more magical than that. Hee.
Although it is hard to see in a photo...this Timber 3D Embossed Background adds such the perfect bit of texture to the card. I love the slanted layers and the subtle texture that the embossed folder and then distressed corners and edges add. Another 💕 SWOON 💕 moment for me. Hee.
Then one last shot of the blending. I love it! I also love how the Real Red Blends Markers can look a little pink-ish if you do it right. Hee.
All in all...I hope you enjoy this card! Would love to hear your favorite parts! And follow us along on social media, if you aren't already! You can find us on Facebook or Instagram! I am there as Design With Ink or @designwithink. And our design team can be found at Stampin' Fancy Friday or @stampinfancyfriday.
Please let me know if you have any questions! And please let me know how I can help you with your paper crafting needs! I would love to help you get your hands on any of these fabulous Stampin' Up! products!