A challenging Color Challenge

I have this funny thing about combining different shades of reds, or even red & orange.  So when I saw the color challenge for the Paper Players was Calypso Coral, Real Red, & Black, my first thought was, ooh, I don’t think I am going to like this.  But that thought only lasted a fraction of second, quickly followed by the thought that the Stacked with Love Specialty Designer Paper was Real Red, Crisp Canteloupe and Calypso Coral along with Black & White.  Fear and doubt were quickly replaced with thoughts of easy peasy!

I love when Stampin’ Up! makes things so easy.   I knew exactly what I wanted to make too, and it wasn’t a card.  

photo 1(3)I made a banner using Real Red, Calypso Coral, Black and White.  Here is a close-up shot of the banner.

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photo 2(2)The solid color cardstock forms the backdrop for the pennants.  I cut Real Red and Calypso Coral into 2″ x 3″ triangles.  And cut the little letters from Basic Black cardstock using the Little Letters Thinlits dies.

The Stacked with Love DSP gave me the fun part!  I used the 1-1/4″ Scalloped Circle Punch to create little backdrops for my letters and little banners for the spacer pennants.

photo(9)I just love how the patterned paper pulls all those colors together so beautifully and makes easy work for me to play along with the Paper Players Color Challenge this week!

Be Mine BannerIf you’d like to see what the Paper Players did with this color challenge, head on over.   Challenge yourself and play along.  I’d love to see what you create with this color combination!.

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8 thoughts on “A challenging Color Challenge

  1. What a darling little banner for Valentine’s Day! I love your coloured pennants and the black letters really stand out. Thanks for joining us for our colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. I like your banner. I am apparently the only person who doesn’t like Calypso Coral and Real Red together. I also don’t like orange and pink together. They are too much for my eyes.

    1. Hi Nancy. I usually don’t like different shades of red together, but I thought the patterns in the Stacked with Love paper pulled those shades together really well. I’m glad you liked my banner; it would be easy to reproduce in any color combination and with any saying.

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