Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Color Play

Good morning, friends, and welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink Color Play feature! This month we're playing along with this incredibly inspiring starfish photo. I fell in love with the Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, and Pinefeather color scheme right away. Isn't it a stunning palette?

It's so easy to overlook cooler tones in the summer, but these marine colors are just perfect for a fabulous birthday greeting. I also wanted to pair the Color Play colors with this month's hot topic, tribal textiles, so I pulled out the Southwestern Style and Stacked Statements for a bit of tribal flair.

Stacked Happy Birthday Card

I began by stamping a Tropical Teal panel with the Southwestern Style pattern using Pinefeather ink and adhered it to a Limeade Ice card base. Next, I die cut an Aqua Mist circle and trimmed off one edge before attaching a sentiment banner.

Stacked Happy Birthday Close Up

Then, I die cut and stamped the Stacked Statements image. I stamped a handful of leaves on the Aqua Mist circle before mounting the sentiment with foam tape and adhering it to the card front. I finished the card off with a few Tropical Teal flowers, also from Stacked Statements. Nice and simple.

Thank you for joining me today! Now I'm off to spend a nice day celebrating with my mister. I'm hoping there's cake in my future. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Stacked Statements, Southwestern Style - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, Pinefeather - Papertrey Ink
Other: Stacked Sentiments Die, Sketched Shapes Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Nesting Circle Dies - Quickutz


Diana K said...

Gorgeous, Lizzie! Love the colour palette that you chose; I wouldn't have thought of using these colours together, but I'm definitely going to challenge myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gina said...

I love the color palette, too!! The cool teal blues and greens are perfect for summer - like an ocean vacation! Love how Pinefeather looks on Tropical Teal. Need to make my husband's birthday card today - this looks like a great color palette to use! Thanks for the inspiration, Lizzie!!

Unknown said...

HB2U! :-) Beachy!

Gina said...

Whoa...Lizzie, is today your birthday, too?!! Happy birthday! Thanks for the inspiration for Brad's card! I really like it. And I also used Pinefeather on the Tropical Teal. Remembering this for future reference. Love it.