My interest in trying out unusual color combinations continues... The inspiration for this card came from this(right) striking image from Pinterest. I love the evocative boldness of the colors in the image. I started by horizontally segmenting the card in half - by masking the top half and inking the bottom with Carved Pumpkin and then masking the bottom and inking the top with Ground Espresso. Then I moved on to my favorite part - using embossing paste (yay!). I separately mixed some translucent embossing paste with the distress ink colors from above, alternatively applied them over the other color. I let this panel dry overnight. In the mean time, I die cut the frame from the Quadrangle Rectangle die using some brown (inked) cardstock; the main sentiment from orange (inked) cardstock using the Painted Hello die.
When my main panel was completely dry (i.e, when it does not feel moist/cold to touch), I adhered everything on to the panel. Since the background was crowded with details and full of color, I wanted to isolate the main sentiment from it. So I cut a strip of vellum and placed the sentiment on to it before adhering it to the panel. I chose an orange base for this card and die cut some stitched piercing details on it to add some interest before attaching the main panel. Needless to say, I scattered some sequins (listed below in supplies to increase the contrast even more.
This turned out to be a very fall themed card and I love it!! Unusual color combination - 1, my reluctance to try new colors - 0 :) :)