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Super Party Girl Invites!

February 22, 2018

I made these fun Super Party Girl invites for a little party - as an added bonus, they were perfect for a fun challenge on the Color My Heart Color Dare - challenge #279.  The color dare was to make a card using only Pacifica, Canary and Cranberry (and you could use an "optional" gold, but they wanted only the three colors.

 

Which was perfect - the design on the back of the card kinda mimics Wonder Woman's colors, which are actually really close to CTMH's colors - Pacifica, Canary and Cranberry

 

So the first thing I did was cut the background color bands.  So first I cut a 4" x 5.25" rectangle of all three colors.  Then I used my papercutter to cut all three first about a third of the way down the page on the left side, then I went down another inch or so and did a second cut that matched the first cut.  Then I flipped the paper over and made the cuts on the right side of the paper and cut enough to match up the two cuts - so that way the three colors would match up perfectly.  As an added bonus, now I have the same colors in different color combinations for other cards! So then I glued down the colors onto my card base.

 

 

I wanted to use tone-on-tone stamping for the sentiments to keep everything as close to the same bold blocky look as possible, so I stamped Pacifica ink on the Pacifica paper and Cranberry ink on the Cranberry paper.  It is subtle, and if I wanted the sentiment to stand out more, I could have used black ink or embossed in white. 

 

So I used the thin cuts die and cut out both shapes out of white cardstock scraps and stamped the Wow in Cranberry ink and I used Memento Black for Supergirl. 

 

 

 

Since I knew I was going to be coloring them in with the watercolor pencils, I used Memento - any time you use any kind of liquid on stamped images you need to use either Memento or Archival Black ink so that the ink doesn't smear.  On the wow, I wanted some red streaks in the burst coloring to make it look more like an explosion, so when I used the clear Shimmer Brush on it, I made sure to pick up some of that color and spread it around a little bit.   I used foam dots to pop up Super girl and I put some liquid Nuvo dots on for interest - I love the gold accent!

 

I hope you enjoyed the card as much as I enjoyed putting it together - now on to make 20 more!

 

Super Party Girl Card

By Barb Baldwin

 

 

Stamps:

Z4163 Super Girl Stamp + Thin Cut

 

Papers:

12" × 12" Pacifica Cardstock

12" × 12" Canary Cardstock

12" × 12" Cranberry Cardstock

12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock

White Daisy Card Bases

 

Inks:

Pacifica Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

Black Memento Stamp Pad

 

Embellishments:

Shimmer Brush - Clear

Gold Nuvo Dots

 

Tools:

Cuttlebug, big shot or scissors

Watercolor pencils

 

 

Color Dare #279

 

 

 

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