I’m taking a quick break from my little paper bag ideas for the UDI Color Challenge today. We are on week #58.

Here is the inspiration picture:

These colors had me stumped for a while.  Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla.  Very girly colors.  What should I do with them.  It always surprises me how hard it is to use some of these color combinations.  It is certainly called a challenge for a reason.

So I flipped through my Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog for some little kick of an idea on what to do with these colors.  I finally got near the end of the stamp sets and saw a card with a hand full of butterflies in different colors – it is on page 152.  That was an idea –

So here is the result –

The base is Calypso Coral with a piece of the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper on it (I know that pulled in some black but that’s a neutral – right?).  The butterflies are in the four colors – Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, and Blushing Bride.  The images are stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and punched out.  then I punched a matching butterfly out of the colored card stock and cut it in half.  I layered the wings behind the stamped butterflies.  Then I punched a small bitty flower in the colored card stock.  I crinkled it up and then put it in the center.  I attached them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a pearl to the center of each flower.

Across the bottom of the card is a strip of Calypso Coral card stock and covered it with Very Vanilla Seam Binding.  Then I stamped “thank you so very much” directly on the ribbon using the Calypso Coral ink.   So what do you think?  For not liking these colors very much I do like how the card turned out.

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride
  • Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride
  • Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Butterfly Prints
  • Accessories:  Butterfly Punch, First Edition DSP, Basic Pearls, Bitty Flower punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.