Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Trouble with Teal

Thursday means it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! Our (always optional) topping is a colour combination of teal and white.

Teal and I do not play well together. What is teal? There can be teal blue or teal green, or it can also be a duck. (Hmm, is the colour named after the bird, or the bird the colour?) And while I do have a couple of ink pads with teal in the name, I decided instead to haul out a bunch of patterned paper to see what inspired me. And it worked: 

Keeping to just the teal and white, I stamped and embossed each of the little words and phrases in the speech bubbles. I decided to keep it super clean and simple, but did manage to find some matching hemp cord to keep it from downright PAB*, I hope.
As always, we welcome all birthday cards at Seize the Birthday! Come see how everyone interpreted our newest toppings, including our current surprise party guest, Kim

(*PAB = Plain and Boring, my patented phrase for when I get a little too CAS...)

Supplies: white cardstock, Studio Calico Darling Dear patterned paper, Paper Issues/Snarky Stamps Ahhh Birthday, Versamark ink, Wow superfine white embossing powder, Hemptique cord

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Dotty Jo x said...

Great card, Lindsey. Thanks for the query about the whole teal deal, I bet that'll be keeping me awake as I ponder the question in the wee small hours, Jo x

Darnell said...

Haha, you know how I love an acronym, so I'm loving your PAB, Lindsey! Too fun! But, seriously, your pretty and very chatty TAW card is anything but PAB!! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Why, your card looks great! I am always amazed by how you can make those simple things stand out so well! The speech bubbles and sentiments in them make a wonderful background, and teal makes the perfect color to accompany!
hugs, Ashwini

PS: I didn't know about teal being a duck or even what pab meant!

Barbara said...

Lol! Not only did I learn a few things when reading your post, you managed to make a teal card in a roundabout way. Love that! Blue is my favorite color, but teal has a special place in my heart. Love this CAS card.

Barbara Godden said...

Oh my goodness now I need an acronym dictionary, I have not idea what you and Darnell are talking about. Clue me in!!! Back to your card I love the simplicity of the card, it is "you". Great use of the "duck" colour and white. I love teal, whether it be the green teal (like the duck) or blue teal, I have both. might go with the duck colour. Awesome job on your card.

Nancy said...

You are such a hoot! Glad you found a way to make it your own and it turned out great! PAB ??? You have me sitting here thinking what that could be! LOL

JoAnn said...

Great card Lindsey. All the speech bubbles with perfect sentiments are so cute.

Patti said...

I'm with Nancy PAB???? but no matter what you aced this challenge! I love your clean and simple teal and white!!


stampwithsandy said...

Ha, your comments on teal crack me up, Lindsey! You are right about the blue-green part, that had me mildly perplexed too :) Regardless, your card is awesome! I love the fun speech bubbles.

Glenda J said...

The things I never think about - teal being a bird and a colour! Super fun card. Great CAS design.