Sunday, July 27, 2014

WCC05 - Color Challenge 2 ( Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight)

Our Watercooler Challenge team came up with this awesome colour combo. I love colour challenges, as usually they force me to use colours I don't often gravitate to. But this one uses one of my all-time faves - Crumb Cake!

I think Crumb Cake goes with just about any colour, and particularly those with a red/purple hue. So I decided to make Crumb Cake the dominant colour in my sample, with just touches of Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight. I also used some Pistachio Pudding.

This card also uses a few techniques - Two-Step Stamping using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, marker-to-stamp inking and embossing. Stamping off technique was used for the bottom layer of the roses. This means inking the stamp, then stamping it once onto scrap paper and then stamping it - without re-inking - onto the cardstock. This gives you a lighter shade of the colour. When you stamp the top detail layer, use the ink full strength to give it dimension. Two stamp sets are used - Stippled Blossom and Bloom With Hope (the sentiment).

I love the soft look of the Crumb Cake roses, don't you?

Here's a close-up of the roses and the Pearl Basic Jewels in the centers.

Here's the ingredients:

Stamps: Stippled Blossom, Bloom With Hope (2014-2015 Hostess Set)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pistachio Pudding
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Other: Pearl Basic Jewels, Deco Lbels Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Thanks for taking a look! Please leave a comment and be sure to check out the Watercooler Challenges Blog here.


  1. Great job Gail. I am so glad that you've joined us and I love your creation!

  2. Thanks for joining the challenge Gail! I love your creation!!

  3. The Crumb Cake roses really give the card a vintage feel. You are so right that Crumb Cake works with pretty much every color...especially the reddish blue hues. Lovely card Gail. Thanks for participating.

  4. Beautifully done, Gail. I own the stamp-a-ma-jig but haven't used it yet. Your creation makes me realize that I should get some practise in and learn this technique.

  5. Great card! I guess I will be getting Stippled Blossoms after all...

  6. Very pretty, Gail! Love the way you used the colors.


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