Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Paper Plunge 46 - Primary Colors Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's unusual for me to post two days in a row, but when you enter two different color challenges, it's pretty much impossible to combine them into one card. Today's card is for the challenge at The Paper Plunge. Since it is back-to-school time for many (my "kids" are in their 20s, so not so much for me!), the ladies at The Paper Plunge decided on a Primary Colors challenge this week - red, yellow, and blue. I've done rainbows and gradations before, so I wanted to try something different and just use those pure colors. Here's my card:

I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Pacific Point with two of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge to create the background. I was afraid that the image wouldn't show up very well stamped directly onto that, so I used the new Basic Black Archival ink (my new favorite black ink!) and stamped the "vintage" You Rock onto vellum, then layered that on top. It looked wet, so I used my heat gun to dry the ink. I pulled the ribbon from my stash of retired Stampin' Up! ribbons and simply tied a knot in each color and added them to the bottom.

It is so much easier for me to choose my ribbons, now that I have organized them. I used to have all of my retired ribbon spools just randomly thrown into a box, but I could never find what I wanted. Then I had an epiphany! I've had these elfa drawers under my work table, but they've been filled with lots of random stuff. I emptied them out, added the utensil organizer (which just happened to be a perfect fit!), and now I have my ribbon organized by color. It is so awesome! Check it out:

I originally organized them by type, but this way makes much more sense. And it's so pretty!

I don't have anyone in mind for this card yet, but I'm sure I will soon.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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  1. Great job on this challenge. The paint spatter of Gorgeous Grunge was a perfect background color!! Your ribbon looks FABULOUS! Now I should beg you to come help me do mine!! Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Plunge!

    1. Amanda, I would love to help you organize! Just say when! :)


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