..was called Making YoYo Yellow look good. The color combo was Basic Gray, Going Gray and YoYo Yellow (YIKES!!!).

Now, I am not sure if I achieved that. YoYo is a hard color to love or even like. I saw a bunch of gorgeous flower cards in the gallery made with that color combo. But I really wanted to use the newest stamps for a cause  set by Gina K called How sweet it is.

Gina is the sweetest person to come out with special stamp sets specifically to raise money for certain causes.

7.00 of every stamp set will be divided equally between the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, two organizations that are working on research to find better ways to treat diabetes and hopefully will some day find a cure.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Basic Gray cardstock folded in half.

Next is a ticket cornerpunched 4″ square of Basic Black cardstock followed by a 3 3/4″ square of Going Gray.

The Going Gray layer was stamped with the soft stitched swirl stamp from Stitched Exotics and paper pierced and sponged around the edges.

I stamped the cake stamp as well as the sentiment in Black Stazon on Watercolor paper. The cake was colored with Basic Gray, Going Gray, YoYo Yellow and Pretty in Pink and blender pen.

I added Stickles glitter over the frosting and flame and small rhinestones around the frame. This watercolor paper piece measures 2″ x 3″ and I layered it on a 1/8″ bigger piece of Basic Black. A small strip of Pink Tafetta ribbon was added with a silver brad on the top left.

I added some YoYo Yellow over the sentiment, layered it on a slightly bigger strip of black cardstock and added a 1/2″ YoYo Yellow circle on the left hand side. I added a Pink rhinestone brad through it and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

Last I added two 1/2″ YoYo Yellow circles on the right side of the card. They were each layered with a 1/4″ black circle and topped off with a silver brad.

Now my YoYo yellow can dust over again until the next challenge calls for it. LOL

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

16 Responses to “Today’s color challenge”

  1. I think you most certainly made YoYo Yellow look good! Great card! 🙂

  2. WOW, you made Yo Yo Yellow look awesome! I’m not surprised, though! I feel about Yo Yo Yellow how you feel about Purple! LOL

  3. Yo Yo yellow never looked sooooo good! I am not a big fan of it either, I am afraid to take to challenge! Yikes!

  4. I really like what you did with the colors in this card…great job!

  5. Wonderful card Beate! I like that stamp set! You did great with just the right amount of Yo Yo Yellow…lol
    I had to sit this CC out…don’t have any gray at all. So I did other things…lol
    That stamp makes me want some LEMON cake…yum!

  6. You did such a great job with the color challenge! Love your card and the pretty bling!!

  7. Such a lovely birhtday Card Beate. I had a really hard time using these colors.

  8. WOW, I didn’t know so much gray could look so good! It’s a color I rarely use!!! Your card is fabulous!

  9. you were brave to try this challenge and your card turned out great. I think the dash of pink really helps.

  10. I’m looking forward to dusting off my Yo-Yo Yellow as well for this challenge. I think you did well by using it as an accent color–the card looks great!

  11. What a great card! Only word I can think of is WOW!!!!

  12. Love the card…very unusual color scheme but I think it works. Jennie

  13. Definately goal achieved !!! I love the yellow with the gray and would never have put those two together….but they do look great !! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  14. So very cute! I love this! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! 🙂

  15. Could you still use some valentines or other cards for the soldiers? Let me know and I can make it happen! Thanks! Oh, and the card is awesome, as always! Tell your husband Thank You for his devotion to the armed forces. My husband was a paratrooper in the 82nd for almost five years. He loved it. He has been out for awhile, but we pray for you guys every night!

  16. You have once again inspired me! I needed a layout for my flower layer and saw the card you posted here with this week’s color challenge. It fit perfectly! Thanks!



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