Today is the 90th Anniversary of the patent on the traffic light! Happy Anniversary, traffic light!
In honor of the occasion, I decided to use red, green and yellow in my project for today. I also wanted to play with my Craft Metal Sheets that just arrived from Add A Little Dazzle. I knew the red metal would be a perfect substitute for Real Red, but I didn’t get a metal sheet in a nice, shiny green.
However, I did get plenty of “Perfect Peacock” and tinted it with a Sponge Dauber (#102892) and the Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (#126973). A little heat setting on the lowest speed of the Heat Tool (#129053) dried the ink and helped tint the foil. I found I had to buff it with a paper towel to remove the ink residue. The color ended up a practically perfect match for the green traffic light!
None of the current Stampin’ Up!® card stock colors is a good match for the yellow traffic light, which varies depending upon the location from deep amber to light gold. So, I stuck with Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock (#119683) and embossed the front with the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (#129984). The card front embossing is “backwards” because I wanted the lattice work to be prominent.
The card is a side-fold, even though the sentiment is facing sideways. I did this because I wanted the card to be reminiscent of a traffic light, without using the red-yellow-green in order. Hmm, this gives me an idea. I’ll do another design and use those three in order, just for fun. Thanks, readers, for your inspirational help! In the mean time, this card is nice and simple – Quick & Easy to make!
Other Supplies Used: Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set (#133481); Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (#100052); Clear Block B (#117147); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Fancy Fan (#127751) & Pretty Print (#132175) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders; Decorative Label (#120907) & Mosaic (#131267) Punches; Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (#119261); Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
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