Halloween Tropical Chic For PP463

by Joanne James13. October 2019 09:00


Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of our queen of dies, the lovely Laurie, to host this week and she has a seasonal colour challenge for you to work with:


Laurie's Halloween-inspired colours were tough for me this week - I rarely make Halloween cards as they aren't a big thing here in the UK and I don't have many seasonal stamps that would work with all four of these colours. So I decided to go in a completely different direction and armed with Jacquie's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches went for something more reminiscent of sunnier climes - take a look:


I used my Tropical Chic stamp set and dies to create a vibrant thank you card with a layered base, framing the diecut panel with a thin frame of Gorgeous Grape and adding a trio of blooms stamped in Pumpkin Pie and edged in Gorgeous Grape with a sponge dauber. A pair of dramatic black fern leaves and a glittery enamel dot complete my card.

So what do you think - does it work? This is one of those card that I think will pass, but I'm not sure I love it! Good job the rest of the team have some great cards to inspire you this week!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I am hoping to get some crafting done with more preparations for my retreat next weekend and maybe a catch a movie whilst I battle through an enormous pile of ironing - joy! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (12) -

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
10/13/2019 5:30:35 PM #

I just love how you went with a tropical theme with the challenge colors! It was tough for me NOT to think of Halloween but you really thought out of the box and I think it looks great. Very Tropical Chic if I do say o myself. Ha! Thank you for reminding me how much I love this stamp set, too. Have a great day! Big hugs!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/13/2019 8:00:44 PM #

I like how you've turned these Halloween colours into a bold, tropical statement. I keep wishing I'd got this set....


JacquieUnited States
10/13/2019 8:51:41 PM #

What great use of both the colors and the sketch! Love the tropical feel. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.


Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
10/14/2019 12:54:29 AM #

I think you did a great job with these colors!  Your tropical theme is a nice alternative to a Halloween theme!  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/14/2019 7:33:20 PM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne! Who knew these colors would be so perfect for a tropical card! I couldn't think past Halloween...and you have created a tropical delight! LOVE it!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/14/2019 8:24:55 PM #

Love how you interpreted the sketch AND the colors, Joanne!  And yes, our cards turned out very differently, LOL!  I REALLY like how you did the flowers...they're amazing!


Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
10/14/2019 10:51:28 PM #

Your Tropical theme worked beautifully with these colors, JoAnne! This is a very creative solution!


LaurieUnited States
10/15/2019 12:24:22 AM #

Just beautiful! i love the pretty blooms!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/15/2019 6:59:22 PM #

Joanne, this is genius!  I love the way you used these colors to make a tropical card!  Just WOW!  The flowers are so pretty and black ferns are perfect to complete this beautiful card!  Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!  XX


Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
10/16/2019 6:44:29 PM #

This is one of my fav bundles...love that you used these color with it! Perfect!


Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
10/18/2019 11:04:00 PM #

How cool that you went tropical with these colors! Love it!


Rosemary D
Rosemary D United States
10/19/2019 2:28:23 AM #

So cool that you used the Tropical Chic stamps and dies with the Halloween colors!


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