This week, I finally used my Fantastic Flip Dies from Anna Griffin. I decided to make the card using the color palette designated by Fab Friday Challenge Blog. The colors were as follows:
The color palette gave me a beach vibe; that said, I wanted to kind of flip the colors on their head. After much searching, I found a beautiful wallpaper print, and decided that would be the basis of the card. The trickiest color to implement was the Bermuda Bay color. In order to create a surprise, you only see hints of the bay while it's close, and the color doesn't truly shine until you see the card fully open.
The card didn't exactly come out the way I planned originally. I expected the background to be uniform (since the directions indicated that double sided paper was suggested). It means the emboss didn't really shine the way it would on monochromatic paper, but I chose this paper specifically for the challenge. Still, after it sat for a while, I became fond of the two sided paper.
When it comes to Anna Griffin's die cut, some of her die cuts are not initially the easiest to use. This was much easier than expected, but getting the cut to become flat was a whole other trick. I ended up putting in gold embellishments so that it would hold tight in the closed position. In future cards, I don't know if I would embellish this card. After a day of putting it under a book, the card held its shape and structure much better than expected.
Upon the first opening, you can really see the challenge colors come to fruition.
And once fully flipped, the Bermuda Bay sits striking against the yellow background.
Overall, I highly recommend the Anna Griffin Dies. They're another great die set to diversify your portfolio, and it's certainly one of the most surprising cards I've seen in a long while.
As for the Fab Friday color palette, this is one color combination I'll return again to soon!