Monday, April 24, 2017

Color Throwdown 439 Always Fun Challenges 3 Less is More 325

Hello!  One card three challenges, and a few pics of the process along the way.  I wanted to make a few Altenew Majestic Bloom cards to fatten up my card stash.  I pretty much suck at multi layer stamping unless the images are made to exactly line up and few are.  SO what to do with my colorful trash?  Die cut it.

I was inspired by Color Throwdown's color combo of Purple, Red, Yellow and Orange.  I took my for blooms and cut each one with the  Winnie and Walter's Hello die.  Then  holding them all stacked together, I cut four pieces.  I cut another hello from white and then glued once color piece from each of the four flowers to cover the white hello piece.  I added wink of stella and glossy accents and let it dry.

The embossed stripes were inspired by Less is More#325, and  reinforcing a clean and simple design was a second challenge requiring a CAS card the new challenge Always Fun Challenges #3.





While it was drying I decided there had to be a quicker way to get a similar result.  There is, its not quite as colorful due to the size of my starting image...but hey I like it.  I colored up the bloom with three color families on each of the layers.  As a flower it looks horrid, but as a diecut...definitely interesting.  I cut 1 out of the center of one flower, and the other 4 were cut with the die covering only half the flower along the length of the word.






Again wink of stella was added, but instead of all that glossy accents squeezing...I used embossing powder; clear on 4 and silver pearl on the 5th.  The silver pearl gave a muted sentiment but it seemed a bit dull, so it got another layer of embossing over it in clear.

Thanks for hanging in if you got to the bottom of this post!  Have a fab week.

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17 comments:

  1. Oh for crying out loud--you are so clever! Absolutely adore these cards, Cat--amazing results & winners for sure!

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  2. WOW!! These are all stunning Cat! I love, love, LOVE them! So clever! Have a wonderful day/evening! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. Love this design, Cat! I need to try it - yours is one of the nicest I've seen!

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  4. how crestive of you Cat - and both cards turned out so fantastically!! love it!!

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  5. Fabulous card Cat, I love this design and so clever of you to use those colourful flower offcasts for this! Cathy x

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  6. Great card! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

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  7. Absolutely taken it over the top with gorgeous results, Cat! WOW do I love this hello!
    =]

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  8. Ohhh I loooove all your cards! they are beautiful great designs! thank you for playing along with us at Always Fun Challenges!
    DT Waleska

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  9. Wonderful cards! The gorgeous sentiments are so fab, and the embossed stripes really add to the elegance and style. Plenty of wow factor here! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  10. What a super way to die cut a big, bold sentiment! Love your card!

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  11. Such a beautiful card. Love how you die cut the letters from your beautifully colored flowers. I have to try that! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  12. Looks like you've been super busy here and I'm swooning over all of your cards with that gorgeous floral design. Particularly inspired by your take on our stripe challenge at Less is More and your colouring, design and clean space are a joy. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

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  13. WOW ! Your array of cards are wonderful ! All so CAS and elegant ! Love how you die cut your letters in your wonderful colouring flowers, and the result is so stunning ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

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  14. Love the vertical stripes with your colourful floral Hello. And what an amazing way to use up those 'not quite stamped right' scraps. In future I won't throw them, I shall have to remember this.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  15. Colorful trash? You are too funny, Cat! I love how you played with your floral designs...your cards are beautiful! I also love how you used EP to create shine on your die cuts!

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  16. So clever, Cat ... and such gorgeous cards! This is one of my favourite 'hello' dies and it looks fabulous against every one of your backgrounds ... really must get mine out again! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. Oooooh, what a great idea!! I'm in desperate need of building up my stash as well. I love how colorful these all are!! Well thank you, dear Cat for joining us at Always Fun Challenges. I always LOVE seeing a name I recognize pop out at me. I hope you'll join us this week too!! These cards fit both last weeks theme, and this weeks. This week is flowers. :-)

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