I’m back with the second half of my cards from MFT’s Summer School challenge (that was a couple week ago — oops! I’m late!!). The final two cards unintentionally look a lot alike – I ended up using very similar color palettes because I LOVE orange and flower go well with orange so… you’ll see. 🙂
The four challenge of the week was complementary colors so I paired blue and orange. I always feel like it’s okay to fiddle with the colors in a color arrangement a little bit… if I use color wheel orange then I’ll likely use a variation of blue instead of the color wheel blue because that can be too much. The green is an innocent bystander by virtue of the leaves though I do think it helps balance the overall look – rule of threes and all that. 🙂
Stamps: Flashy Florals (MFT Stamps – retired)
Dies: Flashy Florals Die-namics (MFT Stamps – retired), Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, Double Ended Flag Banners (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Candy Corn, Cookie Monster, Pumpkin, Lime Zest, Peapod (Taylored Expressions) Versamark
Cardstock: Sugar Cube, Cookie Monster, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Other: foam tape, Clarity Stencil Brush, white embossing powder, white gel pen
This last card ended up being my favorite of the week! I used a similar color scheme to the last one with the addition of a pinky/coral. The challenge for day 5 was symmetry. I’m not a big fan of straight up fold down the middle symmetry, I think it can be a little visually boring if the focal point isn’t WOW. Thankfully these gorgeous flower stamps helped a lot with that!!
I used Fancy Flowers which was from a MFT card kit a few years ago. I’m batting a thousand on retired stamp sets this week, lol. But if they are good they are good, you know!
Stamps: Fancy Flowers (MFT Stamps – retired)
Ink: Blue Raspberry (TE), Black Amalgam (Gina K), Versamark
Paper: Sugar Cube, Blue Raspberry, Oreo (TE)
Dies: Fancy Flowers Die-namics (MFT Stamps – retired), Double Ended Flag Banner (TE)
Other: white embossing powder (TE), foam tape, Clarity Stencil Brush, Copic Markers, Sharpie Pen
So that’s it! I did it!! It was really fun to join in a challenge. I haven’t done that in a while and definitely need to start back up again!