Friday 19 February 2021

Tasteful Touches for AYSI 244

I enjoyed seeing the great entries in the last colour challenge and we're all excited to have Anita Trippi join us as Guest Designer for our next challenge at As You See It.

This time round, it's a 'fill-in-the-blank' challenge. This one had me thinking for a few days: what colour makes me feel the most cosy?

I went round and round thinking about different colours that make me feel warm and safe. In the end, I opted for Very Vanilla. Not only is is cosy by itself, it adds warm and richness to any other colours that it plays with. One of my favourite cosy combos is Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Gold so I went for that.

Since I wanted Very Vanilla to be the star, I used a Thick Very Vanilla Base with an angled mat of Early Espresso peeping out from the Very Vanilla card front. I've textured that with the Tasteful Textures 3D embossing folder. 

I stamped two of the flowers from Tasteful Touches in Early Espresso and fussy cut them out. I used a gold gel pen  to stipple colour the centres. The tattered lace stamp from the same set is repeat stamped in Crumb Cake to create the background. Then I've added in some foliage fronds from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty DSP - and from the looks of this photo, I'll have to go back and attach some of it a little more thoroughly but will have to wait until I'm back home from holiday. 😀

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and punched with the Classic Labels punch, shadowed in Early Espresso and popped up on dimensionals.

We'd love to see what your cosy colour is. You can see what the rest of the team have done and link up your entry at the As You See It Challenge site.

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  1. Beautiful card. Love the neutral colors.

  2. These are such warm colours together, and I always love texture! It adds to the illusion of coziness, I think. Beautiful card!

  3. Jan, your card is so rich and elegant and very worthy of CASEing!

  4. I love that warm vanilla paired with touches of chocolate and gold. The whole card has a wonderful feeling of warm cosiness and luxury - like an expensive milky hot chocolate Jan!!