NEW 2021-2023 In Color family from Stampin’ Up!

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Have you seen the brand NEW 2021-2023 In Color Family from Stampin’ Up? If not then make sure you hop with us along this blog hop as we share with you ideas and inspiration using these new colors. 

All participating blogs will be showcasing projects using the colors from the 2021-2023 In Color family. These projects could use only one color, or multiple colors from the new color family or even combined with other color families. So I know you will get lots of color combinations, not to mention ideas for your next crafting project!   

I am sure you will love them all! So let’s get started!

What is the In Color Family 

Let’s start with a brief explanation of what these colors are and how these come into our crafting world.

Every year Stampin’ Up! releases 5 new colors that will remain active for 2 years. Typically these colors are trending and these are added to compliment our regular color families. 

After the 2 year period, these colors are retired. So every year, with the release of a New Annual Catalog, we have an In Color family retiring with a new one being released!

You can imagine this is always a bitter sweet moment, as we say good bye to some of our favorite colors, but at the same time it is exciting as we get to see brand new colors. 

For me personally, I was super sad to see Purple Posy go from the 2019-2021 In Color Family..

As you know I love purples! and having this shade of purple was amazing, as it was soft, light and it coordinated really well with the Highland Heather as well as the Gorgeous Grape. Not to mention it went really nice with Soft Sea Foam and other colors as well!

However, as you will see from the chart of the new In Color family, there is again a Purple shade!

And I am super excited to be honest, as Purple is not a color that tends to go into the In Color family that frequently..  Shocking right? I mean purple is the BEST color ever!! LOL .. A new shade of Purple should be included in every new In Color family that gets released. Right? 🤣🤣🤣

Believe me, I have made my suggestions to Stampin’ Up! over the years and I guess this time they heard me LOL.. 😁

So without further ado, meet the NEW 2021-2023 In Color Family!! You can see the chart below with all the new colors!

Introducing the 202-2023 In Color Family 

 

2021-2023 In Color chart from Stampin' Up!

Don’t you agree, that this year Stampin’ Up! did amazing? Seriously!

All colors are just perfect and I can see how well these will coordinate with our other families. Don’t you think? 

The Polished Pink is a great shade of Pink, lighter than the Melon Mambo and goes really well with black and White! I’ve made several cards using this color combo and Oh my! it is just gorgeous!  See these Birthday Cards here if you don’t believe me! 

The Fresh Freesia is just beautiful! This shade of Purple goes well with the Blackberry Bliss as well as the Gorgeous Grape and the Highland Heather. 

Our new Pale Papaya, has grown on me already. It is like a light orange that will go really well with our subtle color family. I have made so many cards with this color, that I cannot even believe it!  As I am not a orange type of gal. ha!

And both of the new shades of green – Soft Succulent and the Evening Evergreen are just amazing!! We truly don’t have similar shades of green in our existing color families! So I know these will come really perfect! 

Green is one of the colors that goes so well with lots of colors, as you can use them for greenery, foliage and the like and so you can add any flower in any color making it look so good.. So I am super excited to have two more shaded of green. 

And I think the Evening Evergreen will be super handy for when we start making Christmas cards… This would be an awesome shade for the hollies, or pine trees. Mark my words, my friend!  😉

Color Coordination

One of the things that make Stampin’ Up! so especial is the fact that they color coordinate all their products! And this makes card making so much easier. Mainly, because you will not be wasting time trying to figure out it something works well with the project you have in mind. 

For instance, you can just pick a color combo and then pull out all the supplies in those colors. Cardstock, ribbon, gems, designer series paper, ink, markers, etc.  And then it is just matter of you playing with these items and make your cards.. Rather than seeing if that green ribbon goes with the green pattern paper that you have at home.. Only to find out that they didn’t when you put them together.. 

So below you can see exacltly, what I mean… 

Introducing the brand new 2021-2023 In Color family from Stampin' Up!

You can see how well the cardstock, the ribbon, the ink and the markers are all color coordinated. So when it is time to work in a paper crafting project, I know everything will color coordinate beautifully. 

And you will see this on my card today! 

Meet the Soft Succulent!

Because I wanted you to see how well the products color coordinate, I decided to go with only one of the In Colors for my card and just mix it with the basic white.  So my card is  “Semi-Monochromatic”, ha!

Showcasing an easy card using the brand new Soft Succulent in color using the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The card base is in Soft Succulent, but to add a bit of interest, I added two layers. This was because I wanted to use texture to my card, so I dry embossed a piece of Soft Succulent, using the new Bark embossing folder.  And then matted this piece with Basic White, but this mat was only 1/8″ larger to only see a teeny tiny border.  It made this layer pop up even more.. Don’t you think? 

The gingham pattern, came from the Pansy Petals designer series paper (DSP).  This paper pack actually features all the new colors in the In Color Family, so you might want to check it out! (below in the supply list you can see it)

The scallop rectangle is coming from the die set from the Color & Contour bundle. This is a must have my friend.  Not only the die set is perfect for decorative labels, but the stamp set is just perfect and easy to use with multiple coloring techniques. Not to mention that sentiments in this set are amazing. You can see a card sample using this bundle here, which by the way features the Pale Papaya from the new 2021-2023 In Color Family. 

I used the Simply Succulent Bundle, as I knew it would go perfect with the color I wanted to showcased. I embossed the succulent image with white embossing powder on Soft Succulent cardstock. And to finish off this piece I used the Soft Succulent stampin’ blend to add some highlights to the leaves. 

The sentiment came from the same stamp set and I die cutting using the die set from the bundle. And as you can see I used the Soft Succulent ink pad to stamp this image. 

And to finish off this card, I added the bow in the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon! 

I am telling you, everything coordinated perfectly! And this is why I love using Stampin’ Up! Products! 

The Video Tutorial

If you want to see the step by step tutorial on how to make this card, then make sure you watch the following video tutorial. I go over measurements and I also show all the products I used in case you are curious.  Also if you want to get any of the items I showed you can see below the full supply list. Just click on the pictures and these will take you to my online shop where you can purchased them.  Make sure you use the host code on the right of my blog. I send Thank you cards and if you order is $50 you get my customer appreciation gift..  I really appreciate your support. 🥰

The Blog Hop Line up!

As mentioned, make sure you visit all participating blogs today! as you will get lots of inspiration ideas using the brand new 2021-2023 In Color family from Stampin’ Up!

Below you can see the full line up. 

Thanks for stopping by!

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Love it all? 

Join my teamIf you love all the products from Stampin' Up! consider joining my team and get the best bundle of all. 

The Starter Kit! 

And during May 2021 it is the best time to do it, as you get $155 usd of products of your selection, and you only pay $99 usd plus Tax. NO Shipping!!! is that not crazy?? I know, it is a super great deal, and you save so much in your crafting supplies.. Plus once you get the starter kit, all your subsequent orders at least 20% for as long as you remain active. 

So consider joining my team during this time! I know you will love it!  

If you have any questions, you can contact me and I will be more than happy to help you 😊

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Showcasing an easy card using the brand new Soft Succulent in color using the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up!     Showcasing an easy card using the brand new Soft Succulent in color using the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

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Kangaroo & Company Bundle and a challenge PP534

Dropping a quick post to share a cute card I made today using the Kangaroo & Company bundle from Stampin’ Up! 

Not sure if you know this from me, but ever since the beginning of the quarantine, I started waking up earlier to spend some time in my craft room before the kiddos wake up.

I did this mainly to maintain myself calm, positive and sane.. 

I definitely believe that crafting has been the one thing that helped me remain positive, despite all going on.. 

Anyhow… The kiddos went back to school and I am still crafting in the morning after they go to school and before I go to work.. So I have about 45min – 1h for crafting time.. which I love..

And today I happened to find an online challenge that shared a sketch, and I just couldn’t resist it!! 

I had to pull my supplies and work on that sketch.. specially because this was a brand new sketch to me! Plus I have been working on a few Kangaroos during the weekend and had a few of these left over. So I new this sketch would work perfect to use one of these kangaroos!

The Sketch

Here is the sketch shared in The Paper Players Challenge – PP534 by my fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrator Anne Marie Hile, who makes the most adorable cards. And looking at the sketch, I can see why.. 

Her sketch is just fun to play with and it offers lots of options for you to change!! I am sure I will be using this one again and again!  

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Friendship Handmade Card

As I mentioned at the beginning I wanted to showcase the Kangaroo & Company Bundle on this card, since I have been playing with this cute set during the weekend.

So here is my card! 

Cute Friendship handmade card using the Kangaroo & Company Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Isn’t this kangaroo adorable? I just love her.. 

A few details here.. The Kangaroo was stamped in Cinnamon Cider cardstock using the memento ink pad, and I added a few highlights to the body, to give her dimension. 

The Kangaroo & Company Bundle comes with the stamp set and the die set, so cutting the kangaroo is very easy.

Another thing to point out is that the Kangaroo die makes a cut in her belly, so you can add cute elements to her belly; like I did with the envelope. 

The stamp set has a joey (baby kangaroo) that you can also add in her pouch!  I think that would look really nice on the card as well. 

But in my case I really wanted to have a just because card, so this is why I added an envelope instead.

The designer series paper I used is the one from the Snail Mail suite. Also I cut the rectangles in this card using the rectangles dies. This made this card so easy to put together. 

Another tip to note is that I embossed the basic white cardstock, which added texture to the card. and to finish off I added the hearts embellishments as well as a little bow using the twine from the snail mail twine pack. 

Color Combination 

Since I wanted to use the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper (DSP), I decided to use the following color combination. 

As you will see the color combo came from the sheet/patterns I want to use for my card as well as the kangaroo. 

Measurements 

Bellow you will find listed the measurements I used for this card.  However, you can modify it to get other looks as well. 

  • Card base: Real Red 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Blushing Bride  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Card Front – Basic White 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • DSP (pink pattern) – 1″ x 3 7/8″
  • Banner – Real Red 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Scraps to die cut: Blushing Bride, Basic White, and Cinnamon Cider cardstock, DSP heart pattern

Final Thoughts 

Hopefully you have enjoyed the card I shared today. Even better, hope you got inspired to create a card as well.. 

If you ever struggle with card ideas, try using challenges to help you get creative. It always helps me a lot!!

One of the things I enjoy doing is using the same sketch and see how I can change it over and over again. This always helps me get even more card ideas.. some times I use the same suite but change patterns or change the elements. For instance you can use DSP where you use Cardstock and vice versa. 

You can check this post where I shared 11 cards using one sketch as inspiration. Or you can read this post where I shared how to make two cards using the same elements but changing the DSP and the Cardstock.  

So give it a try..  Would love to hear how you like using sketches! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Handmade Cards for your Friends

Ever wanted to come up with handmade cards for your friends, but then felt frustrated as you couldn’t come up with a card to make? Well my friend, today I will share with you how you can overcome this by following a challenge.

More specifically a color combination challenge, which is the theme of today’s Crafty Challenge blog hop. 

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So make sure you follow along and hop with us to see all the participating blogs’ projects. I am sure that when you see what we all created for this challenge, you will get lots and lots of ideas and inspiration to make handmade cards for your friends! 

Plus you know I love a good challenge, and sketches and color combinations are always calling my name!  So I am super excited to share with you the cards I made for this challenge. 

Let’s get started!

Handmade Cards for your Friends 

Whenever you feel like you can’t figure out where to start when making a card, try to look for a challenge. There are multiple challenges and these always give you an idea of where to start. 

In this case, I use the color challenge provided by Stefanie from The Crafty Medic, which you can see below 

Once I see the color combination, I usually go and look for patterned paper in these colors, as well as the cardstock. Plus I like to add some basic colors, like Basic White as well as maybe a specialty color that could go well with it, or that I can use for embellishments. 

In this case, I thought that silver would go really well with the color combo. Not to mention, that doing this helps me as well to pick gems or ribbon to go with my cards. 

Stamp sets

Once I have the patterned paper, cardstock and embellishments I want to use, I look for a stamp set to coordinate.

I will be very honest, it seems like a lot of the times I go for flowers, but you can be picking so many other sets, specially like patterns or something more generic that could go in any color.  Additionally, I love to select sentiment sets, to have extra sentiments for my cards either to go for the inside or as the focal point itself. 

And once I have defined the stamp set, then I just start playing with sketches and the products I selected.. At this point making cards, end up being super easy. 

For these cards, here are the stamp sets I selected: 

  1. Pretty Perennials
  2. Fancy Phrases 
  3. Floral Essence 
  4. Happy Thoughts 
  5. So Sentimental 

Finished Cards, Sketches and other details 

So here you have all the cards I have made for this challenge, what do you think? 

All look different and each has a different theme, but all are perfect as handmade cards for your friends, don’t you think? 

Using Color combination challenges when making handmade cards for your friends

 

Handmade Card #1

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For this first card, I used the designer series paper from the Dandy Garden Suite for a strip in the card as well as for the envelope.  I don’t think I share a lot of cards where I have embellished the envelope, but I can honestly say that this makes a card looks even more professional and as a part of a card set. Little details as this will always help you make cards look even better.. 

Also note that I used the flowers from the pretty perennials to make my own designer series paper, in the colors that were provided. If you want to learn more about how to make your own patterned paper with stamps, you can read to this post, where I actually provided lots of tips using this same stamp set, but in different colors. So you can get even more ideas for this set in other colors while making your own designer series paper. 

The sentiment was stamped in a circle from the stitched shapes dies and a little banner, using the same stamp set. And for the bow, I used the metallic edge ribbon (silver) which is white and would complement the card beautifully. 

Handmade Card # 2

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For this card, I decided to make another stamped background using the Fancy Phrases. I used the larger of the flowers, but I rotated the image as I stamped it. And to finish this card off, I embossed it  using the subtle embossing folder. 

The sentiment came from the So Sentimental stamp set, and I used the dies from this bundle to make the labels for the sentiment. 

Finally, please note that I colored the same ribbon I used in the previous card with the stamping blends. This allowed me to have the ribbon in the same color as the label. In this case it was Misty Moonlight. 

I love to do this as it helps me get all the elements in my card color coordinate, making even easier putting cards together! 

You can see another card example using this same stamp set in another blue card in this post, however this time, I did a watercolor pattern using the Aqua painters. So you can think of other ways to make your backgrounds while playing with the same supplies. 

Handmade Card # 3

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For this card I used the Night of Navy sheet from the designer series paper in the Neutral pack. Having the paper packs in the family colors always helps me for color challenges, specially if I don’t have a paper pack using the colors needed for the color combo challenge. 

So it is always a great idea to have the family color paper packs as you can use them for random color combinations you want to try.

As far as the layout, it seems like lately, I have been loving shifting the layers in an angle, so I can see a little bit more from the layers in the card. Give it a try, it changes the looks an I think it makes it look even trendier. 

Anyway for this one I use the flowers from the Floral Essence as the embellishment of my card, plus these flowers added dimension to the card, as you can curled them before gluing them out.  And for the bow, I used the white backer’s twine from the snail mail twine combo pack. 

The sentiment came from the Happy Thoughts stamp set, and the labels came from the hippo & friends dies. 

Handmade Card # 4

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And for this final card, you can see I only used the one color – Misty Moonlight with Basic White. If you are starting out, and feel intimidated by the color combination, you can always dial down and use one color with a neutral color.  

And when you do this, then you just pull cardstock and embellishments in the one color, in this case I use the Misty Moonlight for the cardstock, the designer series paper as well as the ribbon..  Color coordination for your projects always makes it easy to put the cards together, plus you will see they look amazing every single time! 

The Designer series paper I used is the one from the Dandy Garden Suite and the sentiment came from the So sentimental stamp set! 

If you want to see more Thank you cards with the Dandy Garden Suite, you can see this post. These ones are using the Green and Yellow patterns. 

Final Thoughts

Hope you have enjoyed all the projects using the color combination from this challenge. I shared with you different ways to use this color combination in your cards. So next time you are struggling with finding where to start making cards, give it a try  and play with color combination challenges.. Just look for a color combo and start making cards.. 

I try to put color combinations in my blog posts, so you can use any of these to start the process..  

Finally, If you want to get any of the items I am showing in my cards, you can get them at my store, so make sure you see the full supply list below. When you click to any of the images, it will take you to my store where you can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! supplies.. I really appreciate your support 🥰

The Blog Hop Line Up

And as mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of a blog hop, so make sure you visit all participating blogs.

I know you will get lots of ideas for your next handmade card for your friends! 

See below the full line up! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Cute Handmade Birthday Card for a Friend

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Want to learn how to make a cute handmade Birthday card for a friend? then keep reading my friend as today I am sharing with you a super cute Handmade Birthday card that you can customize with tons of little critters like the one I used in mine. 

And as you can see I am participating in the monthly colour combo blog hop to challenge myself how to use their color combination into a handmade card!

So Let’s get started!! 

How to make a cute Handmade Birthday Card for a Friend

So as I mentioned above, today I am participating into this blog hop to challenge myself to use the color combination of the month which you can see below 

And honestly this is how I started brainstorming how to make my card or what to use for this Birthday handmade card, which I am not going to lie, sometimes I found this a bit more challenging than starting with the products in mind.. 

You see, I almost always try to pick the products and then from those products I pick the colors.. So you can see that going the opposite way can be challenging for my mind LOL. However I love it, because it forces me to look at things differently and I feel like I actually stretch my mind and my creativity.. And at the end of the day this always helps you to grow new skills! 

So always try something different that challenges you, as this always helps you grow in other ways.. and I mean this not only for your card making but for everything in life! 😉

Anyway, back to my card.. I first thought about using flowers (I think I always want to go that route!). However, I remembered I got this cute new set from the August-December catalog (a.k.a. Winter or Holiday Catalog) that can make cute little critters. And this is when the light bulb went on! Why not using the soft suede for a little critter and use the other colors as highlights. Why not?

After I had picked up the little critter, I looked for paper and embellishments in the other colors from this color combo. I realized I had a spool of ribbon in Mint Macaroon. This got me thinking about using this color as the highlight and the Rich Razzleberry as the color for my card base. 

So here is the card!! tah-dah!! what do you think??? 

Cute Handmade Birthday Card for a Friend

 

The Sketch & Other Details 

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Once I knew which products I was going to use for this card, I then looked for a sketch.

If you have been following me for a while, you know how much I love using a sketch. I strongly believe that this makes things so easy when you are coming up with ideas for your cards.

One think I always suggest is to start with an easy and simple sketch, that way you don’t get overwhelmed by thinking how to substitute the elements on the sketch. 

As far as the card itself, I made the little beaver using the Menagerie Mix-up stamp set, and if you look in to the details you will see that his cheeks are colored as well as his scarf. 

Close up on this cute little critter

I used Flirty Flamingo – dark shade from the Stampin’ Blends  to color his cheek. And the Dark shade of the Mint Macaroon to color his scarf.  I think this added a little bit more of personality to the beaver. Don’t you think?

One tip to assemble the beaver was to stamp, color and cut out all the pieces using the dies, and then glue all the pieces using the Glue Dots. 

When you are ready to add the beaver to the card, you can use dimensionals to add more dimension to it!!  

The best think of the Menagerie Mix up bundle is that you can create so many critters that you can customize the card to many options. 

And I am also thinking that these little critters can go perfect for like Baby Shower cards, or kids cards! so the possibilities are endless for sure!! 

If you are enjoying colors combination challenges and want another color combo to play, you can see the Color Combination from July 2020 here as well as the card that I made using it! 

The Blog Hop 

As mentioned above, I am participating on a blog hop where all participants will be sharing their projects using these colors!! I am really curious to see all their great creations!! As I know they always come up with so many ideas that keeps me inspired. 

So click on the button below to go to the next Blog participating in this blog hop! 

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The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Color Combination for Card Making

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Do you like challenges? If so you will enjoy this one, as it is about color combination!! everything goes as long as you use the color combination we showcase!! Additionally I am participating on the blog hop as I think you will get lots of inspiration of how to use this color combination for card making projects! 

I love playing with challenges and this type is becoming a favorite of mine. I will be honest, this color combo was a bit more challenging than the previous one. Mainly because I was thinking so much of flowers, and there was no green on this combination.. So I literally had to look at other ideas.. 

I thought of incorporating foliage in the Sahara Sand color, however it was looking a bit sad, 😂 or at least my card was looking that way, and I was going for a different feel. So then I decided to look for “shapes” not so much of an image like flowers, and then it hit me!! BANG!! Why not doing a fun background with watercolor!!! 

This was when I got all excited and my card design started flowing immediately.. has that ever happened to you?  You start with one idea and then something hits you, so that you change route and get all excited with the new idea that everything falls in place perfectly.. this is really how it felt for me this morning!!! 

And this my friend, is why I love challenges!! it really forces me to get creative!! So whenever I don’t feel my mojo, I look for all sorts of challenges, whether these are sketches, playing with specific products or a color combination for card making. It never fails! Give it a try and you will see what I am talking about!!   

I am also secretly uber-excited to see what the team is creating today!! specially cause like I mentioned before I thought this color combo was a bit  more challenging for me.. So make sure you see all the participating blogs on this blog hop!! I am sure you will love seeing what everyone came up with this color combination for card making!! 

So without further ado, here is my card!!! TA-DA!!! 😎

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The Color Combination

So as you all see in the banner the color combination for this challenge is the following:

So when I was designing this card I was 100% sure I wanted to use the Sahara Sand as the card base of my card. Being a Neutral color it makes it easier to color coordinate with almost any other color. 

Brand NEW water paintersFor the background – I really wanted to play with watercolor, and try the new water painters.

The new water painters have three brushes as you can see on the picture on the left. Now you have a wide, medium and fine tip for the brushes, which will help you a lot when watercoloring different type of images or backgrounds. 

I definitely wanted to try a stripy background. I have been wanting to give it a try ever since I saw the new wide tip brush water painter.. And oh my!! It was super easy!! believe me no need to have a steady hand lol.. 

To make it all come together for my card, I added the Misty Moonlight lines in between the Highland Heather stripes using the finest tip brush of the water painters.. 

So you can see that overall the background was easy peasy to put together!! give it a try! I definitely want to try this background with so many other color combinations for sure!!! 

Card Sketch, Measurements and Instructions

The Sketch

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For this card I used a card sketch that I have previously showcased a few months ago. I love this type of sketch whenever I am working on my background, as It makes it easy to feature even more the background you are creating. 

This could also work if you want to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper, if you want to feature the beauty of and specific design, this sketch would be perfect as well! 

Measurements

Below are the measurements of the cardstock I used for this card.  I am also sharing with you the full supply list at the end of this post for you to see all the products I used. 

  • Card base – Sahara Sand 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scraps to die cut 
  • Misty Moonlight : 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and strip of 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ 
  • Watercolor paper: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ 

Instructions

  1. Fold the card base in half using the bone folder
  2. Paint the stripes onto watercolor paper with Highland Heather ink using the wide tip brush water painter.  Tip: for the new ink pads you can grab the color with an acrylic block so you can pick up the color from it with your water painter easier  
  3. Paint the lines onto the watercolor paper with the Misty Moonlight ink pad using the fine tip brush water painter. Paint these lines in between the stripes you paint on step 2
  4. Let dry the watercolor paper and then glue it down onto the Misty Moonlight cardstock
  5. Tap the Misty Moonlight strip with the embossing buddy. This will help get the embossing powder only on the areas where you stamp with the versamark
  6. Stamp with versamark the sentiment onto the Misty Moonlight strip and add white embossing powder 
  7. Using the Heat tool, apply the heat onto the embossing powder until you see it melts completely
  8. Cut the end of the strip with the Tailored Tag punch to get the banner shape on the end of the strip
  9. Die cut the swirly flower and leaves from the Well Written Dies in Sahara Sand
  10. Glue the die cut onto the card front and color it with Wink of Stella to add a shimmery look 
  11. Glue the sentiment onto the card front with dimensionals 
  12. Color with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin Blend the rhinestones and add them to your card

The blog hop 

As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop where we all are sharing what we came up with this color combination! so make sure you check out all the blogs participating on this blog hop as you will get lots of inspiration and of course you can see how everyone used this color combination for card making! I know you will love to see all the projects! 

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The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Playing with Sketches to Create Handmade Cards

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I shared last week that I love playing with sketches, mainly because this is a great way to come up with ideas for handmade cards.  

If you are new to sketches you can read this post where I share a lot of information about how to select sketches, how to change them and how you can use them to get inspiration over and over any time you feel not crafty. 

So today I wanted to share with you a sketch challenge a fellow demonstrator is hosting.. this is the first one! so hopefully she keeps bringing them again, as I love a good sketch challenge, don’t you agree? 

Playing with Sketches

Sketches to play

 Here is the sketch for the challenge. As you can see this is a simple sketch, which are the best type of sketches to play with, if you ask me!

Simple sketches are the best because they allow you to be very creative and change the sketch in multiple ways. So if you are not feeling creating, this is the best way to go. 

This is a great way to challenge yourself to see how many looks you can get with only one sketch and therefore your creative juices start flowing! I am not kidding you! try it out! 

And below you can see the card that I came up with using this sketch! I truly enjoyed playing with this one!  

 

Playing with Sketches to make a one of a kind handmade card

For my entry to this challenge I decided to use the circle as a window to stamp the sentiment on my card. I also paired two of my favorite stamp sets: “The Gorgeous Posies and the Ridiculously Awesome” 

The Gorgeous Posies is actually a stamp set that compliments the Gorgeous Posies Project kit. Which is a beautiful card kit, that makes 16 cards. 4 of each 4 different designs. You can see them below! Don’t you love these cards? 

       Gorgeous Posies Project Kit        Gorgeous Posies Project Kit

The Color Combination 

I used the color combination on this card kit as inspiration for my entry to this challenge.  Not sure if I have share this with you, but Purple is my FAVORITE color!! you might not know that, since I almost never use it on my projects ha!  Therefore I fell in love with this project kit the minute I saw the colors! and as you can see I could not resist myself to make a card using this color combination! Below you can see them together!

Measurements:

Card stock (CS) : Card base – Purple Posy 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″,  Card front 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ , Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ and scraps to stamp and cut 

Instructions:

  1. Fold card base in half using bone folder 
  2. Die cut the largest circle from the stitched shapes dies on the card front (Purple Posy CS)
  3. Emboss the Card front using the Subtle embossing folder
  4. Lay the Card front on top of the Whisper White and stamp the sentiment with Smoky Slate onto the Whisper White CS where the circle is. TIP – Do this before you glue anything, so if you don’t  like it you can flip the Whisper White and try again
  5. Glue down the Whisper White onto the card base using stamp seal
  6. Glue the card front onto the Whisper White using dimensionals 
  7. Stamp the flower using Heather Highland ink, the dots with memento ink and cut it with paper snips
  8. Stamp two leaves with Pear Pizzazz, fill the leaves using the blender pen and the Pear Pizzazz, then stamp the leave details using Soft Suede. 
  9. Cut the leaves using paper snips
  10. Glue the Leaves and the flower onto the card front using dimensionals and glue dots 

So as you can see this card was super easy to make when you are playing with sketches! Try it out any time you feel like your creative mojo has gone! I am sure you will get creative in no time!!! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

click here to go to my online store

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Playing with Sketches to make a one of a kind handmade card

 

 

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