I love playing around with different colors.  Since I find myself getting into a color rut sometimes by using the same colors pretty regularly.  Today’s card is about breaking out of that rut.  And going simple!


Stampin' Up!, Dandy Wishes, Garden Birdhouse, Starcrossed, Bermuda Bay, Jackie Beers



I use Bermuda Bay as an accent color occasionally, but rarely use it as a main color.  It is way past due.  I love this color!  It pairs well with quite a few other colors, and I have added just two for today.  The dark brown is Early Espresso and the light is Sahara Sand.  Sahara Sand is one that is overlooked.  It pairs well with most colors, but is rarely  used as a focal point.  I believe it as the stand alone dandelion is great.


To pair with the Bermuda Bay, I went with clean and simple.  First is the gorgeous Star-crossed Embossing Folder.  I definitely overlooked this one early in the Mini Catalog release.  And now I am so sorry.  This mix of design is unique and fun!  It really shows well with the Bermuda Bay.

The Die I used is from the Dandy Wishes Dies.  I apparently should have run the head of the dandelion through the Cut & Emboss Machine again.  The paper did not want to release from the die.  However, as I was pulling it loose, I saw how it sort of bent.  What a great unexpected detail.  It may not mail well, But I love the flutter look of the stamens.


To layer the dandelion and have it grounded, I added the Early Espresso strip across the card.  Even though I hated covering up some of the embossed area.  The sentiment is from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set and fit perfectly on a scrap of Sahara Sand cardstock the same size as the strip of Early Espresso.  Instead of using a die or punch for the sentiment, I just used my Paper Snips and cut each end at different angles.

The final touch to the card is some of the Playing With Pattern Enamel Dots.  I love the colors and even though this is actually Coastal Cabana it is the same color family as Bermuda Bay.

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