Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sympathy with Color


I don't know about you...but I love challenges!!  It gets my creative juices flowing.  I think my favorite type of challenge is the color challenges.  These challenges really make you think of how you are going to layer your cardstock and what type of stamps you will use.  What is your favorite challenge?

I did this card in one of my Card Buffets that I just put on a few weeks ago.  But I did it in Elegant Eggplant cardstock and Very Vanilla.  I should have posted a picture of it so you could see it.  I will get one on here so you can see the difference it makes with just color changes.

On the Crumb Cake cardstock I used the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I haven't used that folder in a long time.  I love this embossing folder because it as a WOW factor to the card.  It is also a elegant accent to the card.  Are you wondering how I did the flowers?  It is called the Thumping Technique.  It is where you take your lightest color and ink your stamp and then take 2 - 3 different shades of the Stampin' Up! markers and thump your markers on the stamp in various places.  You will then huff on your stamp and stamp to cardstock.  This is a wonderful and easy technique to use to give your project a wonderful and colorful pop!  I finished off the card with the wonderful Silver Bakers Twine.  I love this twine.  It comes in Gold or Silver.  And you can find it in the Occasions Catalog.  If you like and want only have another month before it is gone.

The Stampin' Up! products that I used to make this card.

Cardstock and Ink
Pool Party cardstock   122924
Wisteria Wonder cardstock   122922   Ink   126985
Crumb Cake cardstock     120953
Very Vanilla cardstock    101650
Wild Wasabi Ink    126959
Rich Razzleberry Marker
Elegant Eggplant Ink    126969 and Marker

Stamp Sets
Summer Silhouettes   Clear Mount    126447    Wood Mount   132082
Teeny Tiny Wishes     Clear Mount    127802    Wood Mount   128748

Big Shot      113439
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder   121809
Silver Bakers Twine     132976
Word Window Punch    119851
Modern Label Punch    119849

Here are a few links from the other DOstampers that are participating in the color challenge.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Hi, love, love your card!

  2. Very pretty. I would love to see the one done in the other colors as well. It is interesting how color can change the mood.