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Navy & Cream Color Hues Challenge

Navy and cream. A pretty different combo for me! They are colours I don’t seem to have in any inks or embossing powder either! So this turned out to be a real challenge.

I tried inking up panels with some distress ink Chipped Sapphire refill ink and Ultra Marine color burst powder (literally the only inky options I could rustle up), but while it looked pretty cool with gold heat embossing, the challenge was to include cream. I didn’t feel cream would ‘go’ with the panels I created. (Look out for these inky panels sometime in a future card or two!).

The background stamps here are both from MFT – Baccarat Background and City Background. I’ll provide a link to them below.

I went back to what I know best, which is die cutting. I cut out a BUNCH of floral foliage from MFT and Altenew with a cream coloured cardstock I was lucky to find a random sheet in my stash! I put the wreath together using the oval frame die in the Altenew Create a Wreath set – you could use a circle frame, or simply pencil in your preferred outline.

I stretched a vellum strip across behind the wreath with a gold heat embossed sentiment from Gina K Designs and glued two further oval frames to the back of that.

PRO TIP: Use tape runner or double sided tape on any vellum pieces – the merest hint of liquid glue sends it all wrinkly! Not a good look!

I used a piece of Hero Arts Nautical cardstock for the card front, but wanted it to have a little interest – I clear heat embossed the Pinkfresh Studio floral diamonds stamp.

To finish, I added some pretty Studio Katia pearls – a very pretty cream colour! – onto the wreath

This completes my card today. Thank you for stopping by! Below are links to the products I have used – some are affiliate links (not all) which simply means I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you when shopping. Thank you for your support – it means I can keep creating and sharing with you.

You can join in the Color Hues Color Challenge too! Click here to visit their blog to find out all the details.

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9 thoughts on “Navy & Cream Color Hues Challenge

  1. Beautiful card. Love the pretty foliage wreath you made and the lovely embossed background.

    1. Thank you so much ❤️❤️

  2. That wonderful, full wreath is a gorgeous focal point, and the gold embossed sentiment on vellum fits it perfectly! I love all of your backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

    1. Thank you so much! ❤️❤️

  3. Beautiful! Love how you added dimension with the wreath! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Color Hues Challenge!

    1. Thank you Sheri! I’ve enjoyed the challenge 😍

  4. This is lovely! The panels that you are saving for a later date are awesome. I love how this card came to life. The floral wreath is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Color Hues and I hope you have a great day!

    1. Thanks Nancy ❤️

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