I've combined several challenges for this card, and really tried to stretch outside my comfort zone (okay, just a little outside). The first challenge is the Colorful Options challenge. This month's theme is Outrageous Orange, and....I'm just not comfortable in orange. I know how to use it as an accent, but I've never made a card that tried to let the orange be the star. Often when I'm a bit stumped on a challenge, I look for a other challenges that narrow down my options.
My initial instinct was to make a card that introduces turquoise as well. It's my favorite color and pairs will with orange, but it can be overpowering.
Instead, I used the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge's mood board and it was really helpful. It's full of dark fall: campfires and marshmallows, burnt oranges, and dark foggy trees. I felt the addition of dark neutrals really helped to highlight the orange and let it sing.
I love a good shaker, but this is the first time I've owned a die that is specifically for shakers. Let me tell you, it was magical. It's SOOO much easier this way. This one is from Studio Katia, and the challenge is that it's such a thin frame. I adhered orange cardstock to a thin piece of fun foam with liquid glue. Then I added double-sided adhesive tape to the other side of the foam, turning the foam frame into a sticker. It work beautifully.
Scripty Orange Paper, Retired from Stampin' Up
Wood Plank Paper, Hobby Lobby
Accetate from my Stash
Colored Cardstock from my stash, maybe Stampin Up and Michaels
I've been making cards for over ten years and there are a few things that get used on a daily basis. They make cardmaking more joyful for me. I hope this list is helpful for you. Some items are listed with an affiliate link which offers me a small commission at no cost to you (items noted with an asterisk), while others are linked here just because I think these products are the best!
Misti Stamping Tool [SCB]*
Big Momma Foam Tape Roll [SSS](1mm thick, which is about half the width of most foam tape)
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