Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Color Play

Good morning, friends, and welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink Color Play feature! This month I wanted to tap into some earthy, cozy tones and then I found this photo:

I was completely smitten right away. Not only did the photo feature a warm, autumnal color palette, but it also included a great deal of cozy texture. I knew I definitely wanted to incorporate both elements into my card.

I started by stamping a Kraft card base with polka dots. Then I cut strips of cardstock at random widths and attached them to the sticky side of an adhesive sheet (aka: label paper). It's a super-easy way to do this technique. The label paper held the strips in place as I die cut my Half & Half shape and added texture with the Rustic Burlap impression plate (that one appears to be out of stock at the moment, but I'm sure you could achieve similar results with nearly any plate).

After adhering my colorful strip to my base, I stamped and mounted a Fillable Frames shape over top. I embellished the frame with a leaf from Autumn Acorns and added a little twine bow for even more texture. It's a simple card, but I really love how warm it feels without seeming too earth-toned or drab.

That's all for me today, but I hope you'll try out the color scheme for yourself and share your project over on the Papertrey Ink Challenge forum! Also, make sure to check in with BetsyDawnHeatherMaile, and Melissa as they revisit the Peace Be Still stamp set. Thank you for joining me today! See you soon!

Stamps: Fillable Frames #7, Polka Dot Basics, Autumn Acorns - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Rustic White, Hibiscus Burst, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, White Adhesive Sheets - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Rustic Burlap Impression Plate, Half & Half Die, Fillable Frames #7 Die, Rustic Jute Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; foam tape - Scotch


maria f. said...

What a great color combo and I like how you've used it.

Cindy O said...

Beautiful textures. Love how you used the bands of color on your banner.

Randi said...

My kind of colors!