Tangerine Tango, the Color of the Week, is a second Hue in the Red-Orange Color Group, but I placed it in the Tint section for space reasons. You may remember that it was included in a Monochromatic Color Scheme with Watermelon Wonder. Today I’m keeping it all by itself in the Tangerine Tango Monochrome Scheme.
I chose Early Espresso from the Neutrals Collection for the contrast. I needed high contrast for the Birthday theme and selected the darkest Brown. It’s too close to Hallowe’en to use Basic Black for this theme, but if the Birthday recipient is a big Hallowe’en fan, it would work. Otherwise, any of the Neutrals will provide contrast, depending on your message.
The birthday greeting covers the top flap of a gift card envelope. The envelope is held closed by the weight of the greeting layers. I added Watermelon Wonder blossom accents to the greeting layer to add some interest. You could also use Antique or Candy Dots Brads. I thought about attaching the large size of Rhinestone or Pearl Basic Jewels. But those would be too light in weight. Same for the Candy Dots without the Brad Bases.
Besides birthday, this color combination would be good for congratulations, retirement and friendship cards or more sophisticated invitations.
- Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Tangerine Tango 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Brights Designer Series Paper Stack 
Tools & Adhesive
- Sponge Daubers 
- Glue Dots 
- Fuse Fast Adhesive 
- Envelope Punch Board 
- Big Shot 
- Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies 
- Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies 
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