Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Country Home Color Challenge

Time for another color combo challenge entry.  Each month we're given a set of colors and challenged to create a project with a given set of colors.  This month's colors are Pineapple Punch, Highland Heather and Sahara Sand.  The colors are quite different from each other, yet all seemed somewhat muted and neutral. I chose to use the Country Home stamp set to showcase a pitcher full of foliage.

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Country Home stamp set and Sprig Punch

Along with some really beautiful floral images, the Country Home Stamp Set also has a very interesting geometric shape. I used this shape to stamp the purple strip on the left side of the card.

The only possible way to get perfect alignment of a geometric image like this is to use a hinged stamp positioner with multiple hinge positions. While there are many different manufacturers of stamp positioning tools, to get this kind of perfect placement you really need the option for multiple hinge positions. Stampin'UP!'s Stamparatus has the option to shift hinge positions of the stamping plate.

The ability to reposition the hinge setting of the stamp positioning tool is essential for perfect alignment of a row of images

The focus of this project was to showcase the color combination. So rather than stamp the floral sprays from the stamp set, I chose instead to punch some floral springs from the Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather cardstock and to fussy cut the pitcher from the Sahara Sand.  

Sprig Punch by Stampin'UP!

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Country Home stamp set and Sprig

As you cycle through the blog hop you're sure to see a wide variety of projects using this color combination. Next up on your tour is BirgitHeßdörfer

Here is a full list of the hop participants.
  1. Sue McDonald (UK) 
  2. Caroline Peck  (USA)  
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)  
  4. Tricia Butts (US)  
  5. Angélique Nederpel  (NL)  
  6. Katie Johnson (US)
  7. Birgit Heßdörfer 
  8. Sue Allen - Australia 
  9. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia 
If you're reading this far you must have come full circle in the hop.  As a final comment I'll just add that if you don't already have a Stamparatus, you need one for sure.  There are so many things you can do with this tool. Check out this video using the Stamparatus to do wreath stamping  and  this video showing how to do reflection stamping.


You can order the Stamparatus and all the tools used for this project from my on-line store. Shopping links are below.

Again, thanks for visiting today and I hope you've found something to inspire you to go play with color.

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