Colour of the Year - Radiant Orchid - friendship greeting card

Hi all Debbie Buckland here again.
Every year Pantone (the design industry leader in colour consistancy) announces their colour of the year. Last year you may have noticed the world went bit huts on Emerald Green… well that was the colour of 2013. Pantone influences graphic designers, fashion designers all the way down to paint, paper and paper making designers….

This years colour is Lilac (with fuchsia, purple, pink undertones) - 2014 here we come!
Pantone says that Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.

With that I made a greeting card using this colour in mind…

For this card i had a bit of Stampin ups rich razzleberry card stock scraps left over from a project….. bits that were not big enough for anything even flower making with bits of pink tones of other scrapbook card stock. So I recycled these into my own handmade card stock using the Arnold Grummer's Papermill complete paper making kit #301 which makes the perfect sized paper folded in half for a greeting card!

I also made some paper with left over predominately red christmas wrapping paper. It made a nice light pink card stock (ended up looking like light pink plaster colour on the card)

1. After the papers were made i folded the darker hand made card stock in half.

2. Inked up a cuttlebug gate embossing folder with rich razzleberry ink pad on one side of the folder then put the light pink hand made card stock inside it and rolled a brayer over the top of it… (yea couldn't be bothered getting out my Fiskars Fuse to use the embossing folder)

3. I had previously a cog cut out with a Tim Holtz die and grunge paper so i inked that up and used that for the front of the card.

4. adding the three buttons, a hand cut strip of raw canvas from a left over painting project then frayed the edge, then added the green ribbon on top.

The card was finished!
For the envelope I had a commercially made one already so i just stuck a strip of my handmade paper left over from another piece I made and inked the edges of the envelope. Matching envelopes always make hand made greeting cards have an extra awesomeness to the whole package. ;)

All the best and I will see you on my next post!

Debbie Buckland

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