The Colour INKspiration team always selects fabulous inspiration images for their color challenges, and #CI52 made me think Manly Cards. It was timely inspiration, as I needed a Manly Card for a good friend who happens to be a man!
- Stamps: Tropical Chic, Best Birds
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Early Espresso
- Accessories: Big Shot, Tropical Thinlit Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Tropical Escape DSP, Wood Textures DSP, Tropical Elements, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Linen Thread
I didn’t add the Soft Sea Foam, but focused on the other 3 colours. I was pretty pleased with myself to discover how nicely the Wood Textures Designer Series paper stack worked in this project!
Those little Tropical Elements are a really nice addition to a card, and they’re not especially bulky. If you add an extra sheet of card stock to the front of the card when you put it in the mail, most Post Offices will send it through!
In this case, I chickened out. As I prepared the card to mail, I added DSP to the envelope flap (I just traced the shape and adhered it with Tombo, the Wonder Adhesive). Then I pulled off the embellishment and added the flower on a dimensional. Melon Mambo isn’t part of the challenge, though, so I’m sharing both versions!
Visit the Colour INKspiration facebook page for more projects using this great colour palette. They’re such a lovely bunch of crafters!