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July Challenge: Favorite Color Combos!

July Challenge

Hi All!

Welcome to the July Challenge! This month we are focusing on your favorite color combinations. Help to create a gallery of inspiration for people who are having a creative color block! I seriously need this gallery as well – sometimes I just get stuck. Feel free to submit multiple cards with different combos.

The last day to submit your entry is Tuesday, July 31st, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Wednesday, August 1st.

SimonSaysStamp Gift Voucher
The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Use your favorite color combination on your card.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

One of my very favorite combinations is pink, orange, and red, with a black highlight thrown in. Here is my card:

Color Combos

I find that leaving a lot of white makes your colors stand out even more. I used the new Debra die by Simon Says Stamp to create a background impression. The flower is the center part of the Fancy Flower stamp I used on this card.

Enjoy the challenge. I look forward to seeing your combinations!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Zig markers used: Pink, Scarlet Red, Carmine Red

Center Cut Fancy Flower
Center Cut Fancy Flower
SSS Debra Die
SSS Debra Die
Friend Die
Friend Die
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
AMZN|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Trimmer
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

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Comments

  1. wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Connie

    This is another Darlene distinctive card. And I love it, as usual. Being a perfectionist too, I would have done just as you did and ripped off the flower to reposition it. You did a good job though and you wouldn’t have been satisfied otherwise. You said that you smeared a little of the watercolour but I simply could not tell where you had done this. After staring at the flower, the only place where I could see that you may have smeared it just a little would be the orange flower at the 8 o’clock position. You must tell me if I am right. If I am though, I doubt most people would see this. I have the irritating ability (at least to me) of seeing every imperfection everywhere. My husband was painting a picnic bench outside recently and I could see a tiny drop of paint on the concrete from about 10 feet away. That time it worked out well though because he could have stepped in the paint and made a real mess. So we perfectionists come in handy sometimes too. Ha! Ha!

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      darlene

      lol. Yes, Connie – it’s at 8:00!

      • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:26 pm

        Connie

        Oh, dear! I was correct. Sorry for that. There I go again! Ha! Ha!

  2. wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Cheryl

    This will be a fun challenge!

  3. wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Andrea

    Great challenge, Darlene! I never could think of any “bottom-heavy” designs for last month’s challenge, so didn’t enter. Of course, the day after the challenge officially “ended,” I made a card with a bottom-heavy design–without even really thinking about that! 😛 I think I can come up with at least a couple color combos for this challenge, though! 😺 I love how your card came out! A product I would recommend to you for removing things you’ve adhered is Un-Du. It works well on dry adhesive, though I don’t think it would loosen liquid glue. I just replaced the bottle I had for several years, though it still had a little in it, because the liquid had started leaving a residue. It doesn’t smell all that great (kind of makes me think of lighter fluid, but not quite so potent), but it WORKS! And since you only need a little, the smell isn’t too too bad. Best part is, after it evaporates/dries, the adhesive becomes sticky again. I know Hobby Lobby sells it, so you could use their 40% off coupon and save some $$$! Anyway, just thought you might be interested. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card–love that color combo, as it seems perfect for summer! 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      Connie

      Andrea, does the smell go away before sending the card to someone?

      • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 10:24 pm

        Andrea

        Yes, it does! On my old bottle (the one I disposed of), you could still smell it if you knew to and held it close to your nose. But I think that’s just because of how old it was. I understand it was unavailable for a time, so I don’t know if they reformulated it or what. Anyway, the smell seems to disappear when the liquid evaporates. 😺 ~ Andrea

        • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:14 pm

          Connie

          Well as long as you don’t send a stinky card, it would be a good idea. But if the smell stays around, it doesn’t sound so good. I am a bit confused though about how you use Undo after you’ve stuck down your cardstock. Do you spray it on the back? I’d really appreciate you explaining. Thanks again for your help!

          • wrote on July 3rd, 2018 at 11:40 am

            Andrea

            Connie, Un-Du is in kind of a large (4 ounce) dropper bottle. It has a somewhat-dull plastic scraper attachment on the top, that is supposed to scrape adhesive labels & stuff off your paper, though I’ve gotten mixed results with that. You just squeeze a few drops out onto the paper/label/whatever that you want to “un-adhere.” I’m not sure how it works from a chemical standpoint, but it temporarily removes the stickiness, allowing you to pull the stuck pieces apart. After it evaporates, the stickiness returns to the adhesive. I hope that makes sense! You can read a little more, see a picture, and read reviews here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ud-00110.html. Like I said, it won’t work if you’ve used liquid adhesive/glue, but for tape runner, foam tape, etc., it works like a charm! Hope that answers your question. 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      darlene

      Thank you for the tip, Andrea. I’ll check next time I’m at Hobby Lobby. 🙂

      • wrote on July 3rd, 2018 at 5:11 pm

        Connie

        Thanks Andrea for all this information! I’ll
        Keep a look out for Undo.

  4. wrote on July 26th, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Glenismaree

    I really like this card. I like the simplicity of it and your colour choice is lovely. I have the stamp so it’s a winner. Thanks Darlene.

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