Two Challenge Tuesday

Hi everyone!  My card today does double duty for the CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge and also for Splitcoast Stampers color challenge. 

Here is the posted sketch:
And the colors are Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana and Tranquil Tide.

I'm not sure why, but I really struggled with this card.  I think it was a confluence of several things.  I was super busy this weekend (I was in charge of a neighborhood Easter egg hunt and brunch for 130 people and I was the one in the bunny suit!) and I couldn't quite get the colors and sketch to come together.  Ultimately it probably would have taken less time to do two cards!

As I've said before, clean and simple cards are rarely simple.  This one was no exception as I knew that the stamping better not be off or sloppy - no way to cover that up.  So, there were a couple of mis-stamped versions.  I think this design would work better with colors that have more contrast and I may do another in different colors.  And I may do another card for the color challenge that showcases the colors a bit more.  Perhaps to show myself that, yes, this is a wonderful design and, yes, the colors can look beautiful together.  I'll be sure to link to that post if I do!

Below are the products I've used for this card.  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demo and live in the US I'd appreciate if you would shop with me.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Varied Vases, (also available as a bundle), Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Vases Builder Punch, Washi tape
Inks: Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tide, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue

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  1. Awesome interpretation of the sketch, Jeanne!

  2. Awesome card, Jeanne! Love your use of the sketch - those frames make great anchors for the vases.