A Fond Farewell to Ballet Blue


Ballet Blue.  All by itself it’s a lovely shade of blue.  I wear that color and I’ve decorated with that color.  But I seldom make cards with Ballet Blue.  Not exactly sure why but there you have it.

Stampin' Up! Medallion Joseph's Coat

  • Medallion, En Francais and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
  • Ballet Blue, Pale Plum, and Whisper White card stock
  • Ballet Blue, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Mellow Moss Classic ink pads
  • Oval Punch and Small oval punch, brayer
  • Clear Rhinestone brads, piercing tool and mat
  • Stampin Sponges, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing powder and Heat Tool

I’m playing with techniques – can you tell?  This is Joseph’s Coat and if I didn’t know better, I would think it was developed with this Medallion stamp in mind.  The tutorial shows the color applied to the base card stock in stripes using the (now retired) spectrum pad, but I applied color with Stampin’ Sponges.  I like the look better, especially with such a bold stamp.

This technique takes me back to grade school, back in the day when we did art projects in class.  We would color as hard as we could with crayons in the same sort of random pattern, then cover it all with a thick coat of black crayon.  The final step was to etch a design in the black, revealing the pattern of color underneath it.  It must have kept us occupied for a LONG time!  Our crayons never looked the same after one of those projects…especially the black crayon.

Farewell, Ballet Blue.


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