A {Cupcake Inspirations} Color Combo Reminder with a Slimline

Hello there friends!  I hope that you’ve had a wonderful weekend!  It’s slowly getting cooler as we go along with this month and even some snow in the forecast.  I love the Autumn Season and will try to hold onto it for as long as I can!  So with that, I’d like to remind you about the halfway point of our challenge:

There are still a few days left to enter your project for the Yellow, Orange and Red color combo challenge over at {Cupcake Inspirations} so I hope that you can join along with us!


  **Also, there is currently a design team call going on right now if you’re interested in being on the “Cupcake Sweeties” team.  CLICK HERE for more details**

Today, I have a fun Autumn style slimline card to share with you today using the beautiful color combo:

So I’ve been wanting to pull out my Aqua Pigments to have some watercolor play time!  I pulled out a piece of Bristol Smooth watercolor panel that I cut down to a slimline size approximately 3.25″ x 8.25″ because I knew that I would be layering it over top of a Raven top folding 3.5″ x 8.5″ slimline card base.

The Aqua Pigments that I’ve used on this background have a gorgeous sparkle in them and I’ve tried to capture that in the photo, but it’s so sparkly and pretty in person!  I’ve used Sparkle Yellow, Heirloom Carrot (subscription only) and Firecracker (subscription only) Aqua Pigments that I’ve dripped randomly over my glass mat, sprayed with some water for more movement and “smooshed” the panel over it and let them run and drip together.  Once dried, I’ve splattered over it with gold and black paints.

A while back, I got me the beautiful Leafy Slimline Die from Pink and Main that I cut out with some brushed gold cardstock from my stash I’ve had for quite a while.  I also used the Blessings Slimline Dies to cut the sentiment including the shadow underneath with vellum and the words with Raven cardstock glued down over the leaves.

I’ve added the leaves frame die cut over the watercolor background and mounted it to the card base.  Lastly, I’ve added some sequins and crystals from an Autumn mix embellishment pack.  I filled the centers of the red sequins with some Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops.

Hope you’ve been inspired today with my slimline design!  Thanks so much for dropping in and please be sure to stop by and check out more inspiration using the color combo over on the {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge blog to see more!  I’ll be seeing you soon!


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24 thoughts on “A {Cupcake Inspirations} Color Combo Reminder with a Slimline

  1. Beautiful Vicki, the background is gorgeous such great smooshing, and the colours stayed within themselves, which is really lovely ..like a smooth blend and I love your leaf dies, you can never have enough leaf dies..FABulous slimline card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  2. Love your card Vicki, the background colours are gorgeous and merge together seamlessly the leaf die cut is the perfect touch for your slimline card. Meg xx,


  3. What a stunning autumn card, Vicki, with that gorgeous blended background and those amazing skeleton leaf die cuts!! I LOVE it!!!!


  4. I so love the shape and design of these leaves. Beautful blending of the autumnal colors too. Gorgeous slimline card!


  5. What a stunning autumn card Vicki!! I love the colorful watercolor background and that leaf die is amazing, love how you layered the sentiment too!
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. Wow! What a great take on the photo – Your leaves are so pretty! Those cupcakes on the inspiration photo make me want to bake! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!


  7. This is absolutely stunning! Those golden leaves look gorgeous on that wonderful autumn-colored background and I love how you layered the sentiment with vellum! You did a great job with this card!


  8. What an awesome autumn card – love the water coloring smooshing. I just don’t do that often but it is so pretty on your card. Love the vellum sentiment – it surely stands out. Have a great week – and enjoy hubby being at home.


  9. Vicki your slimline card is beautiful. Love the color pallet that you have created with the watercolors. Very well done! thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner challenges. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon! DT~Jana Forrest


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