Happy Tuesday & Happy New Year 2024!
For the past several years, I’ve enjoyed challenging myself to make a card featuring the new Pantone Color of the Year. This year it’s called “Peach Fuzz” and it was a bit of an extra challenge for me… but this is what I came up with!
The hardest part of this challenge for me can be finding the perfect color to use. Since Distress Ink is a favorite of mine, it’s usually where I start. I was thinking that Dried Marigold would be a great place to start, but it seems that’s one of the many items I still have packed away somewhere (definitely going to resolve to get my studio unpacked & organized this year!). So, I started grabbing inks to see what I could blend together to get the right color. Here’s what I need up going with:
I used a combination of Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar & Saltwater Taffy with some Sugary Gumdrop Mica Stain on top of the blend on some watercolor paper. I also had some coral cardstock which I used as my third piece for variety. I selected a few of the mini brushstroke flowers and cut them from each of the 3 papers so I would have some extra variety when layering the pieces together.
I paired the flowers with a sentiment is from an older Christmas stamp set by Tim Holtz called Festive Overlay– it has a great variety of smaller images & sentiments. I always love when there is a good New Years sentiment since I’m so bad at actually sending Christmas cards in the mail…
I stamped on an ivory cardstock which I die cut with Prism Nesting Stitched Circles. It’s layered onto a tag which I inked up using the same colors over a stenciled design I did with some sparkle paste. Under that is a die cut piece of patterned paper cut with Prism Nesting Rectangles. This paper is from an awesome new 6×6 pad called Vintage Letters and its got 12 different beautiful neutral papers. The card base is a peachy piece from my stash which I used the same sparkle paste to stencil onto.
For finishing touches, I added some crinkle ribbon (which I inked up using a mix of Saltwater Taffy & Scattered Straw) and some sparkly fallback bling which came in a “Polar Wind” embellishment mix.
Wishing you many creative days in 2024!