Cranberry Blush Crush

Hello again my crafty friend! I’m back today with the inspirational card for this month’s Heffy Doodlers Challenge. Over in the Facebook group, I asked what people liked best for challenge themes, and the majority said colors and/or mood boards. So for this month’s challenge, I created a mood board with a cranberry blush theme, figuring the color palette would lend itself to both fall and holiday cards. And I have to tell you, I’m head over heels for the card I created to accompany it.

Once I decided on the palette, I pulled out my stamps to create the inspiration card. Lol, I wasn’t sure I would be able to make it work with the Veggie Patch stamps, but I really love that set for fall, and I wanted to give it a shot. Turns out, red pumpkins and pink gourds are adorable! Take a look…

Who knew veggies could be so pretty? If you’d like to recreate this card, it’s quick and easy. Simply stamp out your Veggie Patch stamps with black ink, and color them, before cutting them out with the coordinating dies. I’ve got the Copic markers that used listed below.

Pumpkin – R89, R29, R27, R43, RV42
Pink Gourd – R43, RV42, R20, R30
White Gourd – R30, R01, E41, R0000
Stems – E09, E97, E30
Highlights – White Gel Pen

With the images colored and die cut, pulling the card together was a snap. I trimmed a white panel down to 2 3/4″ x 5 3/4,” and stamped my sentiment in cranberry ink at the bottom. I popped it up onto a 3 1/8″ x 6 1/8″ pink panel with foam tape, then glued that to a merlot card base, measuring 3 1/4″ x 6 1/4.” Using double thick foam tape behind the pumpkin, and thin foam tape behind the gourds, I mounted them above the sentiment. It felt a little plain, so I added dots to the background with a stylus and the same cranberry ink pad. (This mimics splatter, but you can add it in after your focal elements are in place. Plus, it’s less messy.) After that, I glued on a few red gems, and brushed a sparkle pen over the veggies, avoiding the white gel pen marks. Those sparkly details finish off the card nicely. Don’t you think so?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll consider pairing images with non-traditional color palettes, just to see what you think. I was surprised by how much I loved this card. And if you’re inspired to use this color palette, be sure to enter this month’s Heffy Doodler’s Challenge over on Facebook! The winner will receive a £35 gift voucher to the Heffy Doodle Shop! (I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!) For all of the details, head on over to the Heffy Doodle Blog.

I’ll be back later this week with another fun card to share. See you then!

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