PPA136 - A Color Challenge

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Hi Everyone! I'm a little late for this challenge, but it was SUCH a challenge for me I was determined to get a card made in these colors before tackling anything else!

We all know what these colors represent here in the good old US of A so this should be easy, right? Not! I just couldn't find any stamps in my collection that seemed appropriate  and I kept coming back to the new stamp set Betsy's Blossoms so I finally gave in and just went with it! I was working on it but realized it wasn't clicking for me so I set it aside and concentrated on my son's college graduation (I think that was probably my creative block!) and now that he's graduated (YAY Tyler!!), I was able to put something together that I was happy with!

As I mentioned, I was determined to use Betsy's Blossoms, so I stamped the flowers in Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock and then changed it up by continuing the pattern on Night of Navy cardstock with the new White Staz-On ink pad. I like the effect but I'm not sure if embossing it in white would have made me happier. Hmmm...I will have to try that and see. Regardless, I used my Scallop Edge Border Punch to punch a border on a bit of Summer Smooches DSP, then ran a bit of the new 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Night of Navy over top of it along with a few buttons and a bit of white twine to add some punch. I stamped the sentiment from the new Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and used my Bitty Banners Framelits to punch it out. I'm just loving these new framelits! When I got them I thought to myself that it would probably be easier to just cut them out freehand rather than line them up and try to cut them out perfectly using the Big Shot, but it is SOOO easy!! I am really loving it!!

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