Sunday 10 August 2014

Project 169: Double challenge grey blue and red birthday card

Claire and I had a (very mini) Skype play date today and decided to do a double challenge. We looked to Color Throwdown for their weekly color scheme and both loved it:

We then hopped over to Freshly Made Sketches for a layout to give us a bit more structure:
And voila! A double challenge completed.

Claire had embossed me a few papers from folders in her collection and when I saw the color scheme I wanted to use this red embossed daisy paper from that set she gave me.

I decided to focus on texture over pattern, as the grey and white striped paper is really bold and other patterns would be overwhelmed. The blue paper is slightly metalic, with a subtle lace pattern and then the little bauble ribbon was a fun little addition.

I decided to use a script peel off for the greeting to keep it silver. All it needed was a candi and I decided to down tools. I love the modern CAS feel and was happy to spend the afternoon playing with Claire. Check out her card here! 


  1. Fun those Pom poms....going to have to case that!! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  2. This is gorgeous Jessie… fab design and layout! I love the colours… I would never think of using them together and yet they look so good! think I will have to try and be more adventurous with my colour combos next year!
    Hope you've had a great weekend!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  3. Glad one of us managed to use the Pom Poms..I really like them on your card, they draw my eye to the embossed folder, which looks even better here than it did via Skype. Nice work for a Sunday CB..see you in a week..Cx

  4. I don't know what I love more, the great embossed texture or the little pom-poms! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Beautiful use of the colors and I love the added textures! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CTD!


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