When my husband and I bought our first home, a mid-century modern in 1972 (early 70’s to my thinking), we owned an avocado green refrigerator (remember when that and harvest gold were all the rage ni appliances?) and it “lived” in a kitchen with cabinetry which we had repainted painted dark brown, with bright orange and yellow doors. We also hung dark brown wooden blinds strung with orange and yellow braid in the one kitchen window. Now, in my opinion, these earlier colors weren't as bright or neon as they were later in the 70s... they were more toned down and earth-toned. That is as close as I ever came to being “hip” in those days, but the colors stick in my memory.
I decided to go with a “Flower Power” theme (typically hippie — such flowers decorated everything from wallpaper — you should have seen the one house we looked at when buying in Houston in the 1980s: ghastly! — to Volkswagen vans, and all things in between) and use my kitchen colors (avocado green, harvest gold and burnt orange) as my main colors in a square card.
This card is mostly paper piecing — the only stamping was to create a template for the flowers (I stamped a large flower in Archival Black on white card, fussy cut it and used it to trace flowers on my orange and yellow card stock) and to heat emboss the “sentiment”.
- Stamps: Stamping’ Up! “Big Blossom”; Snap Stamps mini formal alphabet
- Inks: Versamark
- Embossing powder: InkXpressions white regular
- papers: Bazzill Basic “Orange Hues”, ColorMates “Deep Totally Tan”, The Paper Company prefolded white card base (trimmed to 5 1/8” square); scrap avocado green card; Die Cut With a View “Color Block Mat Stack” (MS-003-00005)
- Tools: Stampin’ Up! 1 3/8” circle punch
- Adhesives: Ranger Collage stick; VIval Las Vegas “Miracle Tape”