CASE-ing the Catty #294 – A Colour Challenge

Sunday greetings, crafty friends! It’s time for another CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge. This week we are CASE-ing the colours – Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, and Whisper White – of these beautiful cards on page 18 of the Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Annual Catalogue.

Ok, confession time. I am not a fan of this colour combo. Petal Pink and Gray Granite are my two least favourite SU! colours. Luckily there’s Mint Macaron to make me feel a bit better about it all, but still…this was quite the challenge for me. I think because of that I was in a rebellious mood, and was determined NOT to make a floral card, so I decided to try and make these colours work for something completely different.

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The most “NOT a floral” I could think of was Geared Up Garage. I started with the oil splatter stamp – which is seriously one of my favourite stamps, it creates such a nice inky background – and laid down a few splatters in Blushing Bride and Petal Pink then went over the top of them with Gray Granite.

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I stamped the car in Memento Black ink on a scrap of Whisper White, coloured it with Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, and cut it out with the Garage Gears Dies.

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I finished my main panel with a sentiment from Geared Up Garage stamped in black ink (I used the Stamparatus so I could stamp it a few times and get it nice and crisp and black) and a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP adhered to one side. Gray Granite isn’t listed as one of the colours in this DSP so I might be pushing it here but this one looks pretty dang Gray Granite to me.

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The front panel is layered on a thin mat of Mint Macaron and then adhered to a Gray Granite base card. In the end I was quite pleased with how this turned out, despite the use of colours I am less than fond of 😛 I actually really enjoy a harder challenge like this that makes me step outside of my comfort zone.

So whether this colour combo is totally your cup of tea or not, I encourage you all to create something using it and share it with us over on the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge facebook page.

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Next up on the crew hop is the fabulous Peta, who has created a really stunning floral card to share this week. Hop on over with me to her blog, and then on to the rest of the crew’s as well.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Siobhan.