May 1, 2022

Color Hues #40

Hi there and happy May!!

I know the weather has been playing tricks everywhere during April but let's hope that winter has finally been kicked to the curb!
Our lovely Carol has chosen the colour duo for the Color Hues Challenge #40!

I'll be honest I started off excited for these colours and then it turned to a bit of panic but in the end I embraced the challenge and made my card.

I started off with my background paper which is Papertrey Ink's Fine Linen for my tan. I chose to stencil in blue and used Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes ink. The stencil is from Open Studio and called Fractal Diamond, but now retired. The good news is that you could use just about any similar stencil for your background. I have linked up to a few art deco style stencils below that would create the same kind of look.


The sentiment is from the Greetery and it is called Sentiments Squared and it has matching dies. I created my own cardstock by swiping the Cather Poole Suede Shoes on white cardstock, layered it up three times and topped it with the gold embossed happy. 

NOTE TO SELF: I should have created my custom cardstock for the sentiment on the Fine Linen cardstock instead of white. I didn't think of that until after I had it glued down--lol!


Birthday card for my hubby is done. I think it has a masculine vibe?
I know that masculine cards are everyone's favourite to create--ha ha ha ha!

Have a great day and please check out the projects from the rest of the design team, they are amazing!!


cm said...

Tracey, I'm crushing over this fractal diamond stenciled card you've designed! I so rarely stencil on anything other than white cardstock, so your choice to do so on tan has me thinking! Need to explore something different when next I stencil. Your husband will LOVE this card, as do I!

Julie B said...

That's a great stencil and your stencilling is fab too! Sure your hubby will appreciate your hard work. :)

Cat Craig said...

Great card for anyone Tracey.

Greta said...

I adore the look of your card, Tracey! Great idea to use a colored ink on the Fine Linen cardstock & now I'm going to do that!

Lisa Elton said...

What a great background! Hubby is sure to love his bday card, Tracey it's terrific!

Nancy said...

When I saw your finished card on the DT blog you inspired me to stencil on colored cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration and great job with the hubster's birthday card!

I Card Everyone said...

Your card for J is fantastic - and it's also a fine way to incorporate tan into your card, Tracey!
HBD wishes enclosed!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is a great masculine card! I love the design!

Celeste Goff said...

This is just beautiful Tracey! Love the gold and royal blue combo!

Karen said...

This is one fabulous card!!! That stencil just pops off the tan background! A perfect masculine birthday card--your husband is sure to love it.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness...this is over the top gorgeous Tracey! Love your stenciling, just perfect!