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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Color Challenge - Flourishing Phrases

Welcome!  I recently participate in a fun color challenge.  I had so much fun making this smash card project with the Flourishing Phrases stamps.
 Our challenge was to use the above colors.  Aren't they fresh and fun for spring time flowers?  I put my favorite Flourishing Phrases filigree stamp on the back design.  This is the back of the card and belly band enclosure.
Here is the front with the belly band removed.  My flower frog nicely held the card up and closed for the photos.  The large flower in Flourishing Phrases remind me of chrysanthemums.
 Here is the back of the card with the belly band removed.  I used sponge daubers to create a smudge of color for each flower on the filigree.  You can see a full list of my project supplies at the end of this post.
 Here is the card as the folds start to open.  I learned this smash card technique from Lyssa Zwolanek's website.  This design was my technique lesson for my stamp club - they loved it!
 I attached die cut flowers halfway on each of the "smashed in" folds.  You can see they are carefully layered into the folds, and open up very easily.
The card is opening further to show the beautiful peeks of color and interesting folds.

This is the card opened nearly flat.  The die cut flowers lay nicely as they float over the other half of the folds.  You can write your note on the lower portion and the top portion is stamped identical to the front.
I hope you like my smash card project and how I used the color challenge to design with this technique.

Now I have several charming cards to share with you from my teammates that participated.

April used the Lemon Zest bundle for her citrusy card.
Bird Banter is tropical perfection in Debbie's card.
Stephanie's Share What You Love stamps made a pretty design.
The every popular Jar of Love flowers made a sweet bouquet in Wendee's design.
Greta's Ribbon of Courage stamps made an encouraging card design.

There were so many wonderful designs made by our team for this color challenge.  Isn't all of this creativity inspiring?  I hope you will use our ideas to make cards with this color combination or CASE (copy and share everything) what we have designed.  Click on the Join My Team tab above if you would like to join this fun with our team.
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