Flowers Of Friendship Color Challenge

Today, I will show you how I made my Flowers of Friendship Color Challenge card. The colors assigned this month were Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape. This combination is not my favorite!

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I decided to use the Early Espresso to stamp my main image. Even though we could, I chose not to use Memento Black as I felt it just introduced another color into the strange mix!

The Watercolor Pencils by Stampin’ Up are the stars of the show today. I mistakenly referred to them as colored pencils in the video. These are most definitely not regular colored pencils! You color with them just like a colored pencil, but you can blend them smooth using various methods. As a result, you get a gorgeous finish to your image!

Version One Of My Flowers Of Friendship Card

This was my first version of the card. I decided that I would like a thinner strip of the Early Espresso exposed, Also, I didn’t love the strip of ribbon that ran down the side. It didn’t connect with the bow and I felt that looked strange.

An Additional Color Challenge Card

For this second card, I used products from the Elegantly Said Bundle. If I didn’t need to add the Gorgeous Grape or Early Expresso to this card, I would love it! I just might rip off the sentiment and do it again! A Gorgeous Grape flower decorates the inside of the card.

Color Challenges help us to learn and grow. The above card leads me to a monochromatic card idea! Take some time to play with your supplies. Let yourself go. Enjoy the process.

Thank you for joining me today! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!


Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: Use Rectangle Die closest to 3″ x 4 1/4″, also 2″ x 5 1/5″, and scrap for sentiment
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: Use Rectangle Die closest to 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 1″ x 5 1/2″

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Gorgeous Posies by Stampin’ Up

Do you love Gorgeous Posies? I love all kinds of flowers! And the florals in this project kit are stunning. A project kit is a great way to get started making cards. However, experienced card makers really enjoy them too.

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More Gorgeous Posies Cards

Stampin’ Up offers many types of kits. Some of them include absolutely everything. Other kits offer the option of adding on a special stamp set. This is the case with the Gorgeous Posies Project Kit. You can make the cards using the coordinating stamp set or substitute in one of your favorites. For this card I took the stamp set and created a card that didn’t use any of the kit supplies. This was simply to remind you that you can continue to make cards long after the kit contents are gone.

I simply stamped my own DSP using the stamp set. The strip on the left was embossed using one of the embossing folders from the Forever Greenery Suite. Then I mixed some ink refill with our Frost White Shimmer Paint. Next I took an old Wink of Stella brush and painted the raised areas. Ribbon and a bow completed my creation.

Here are more photos of cards that come with the kit. I made the cards per the instructions . But feel free to get creative with the supplies!

This is a Get Well greeting card made with Stampin' UP's Gorgeous Posies Project Kit.

As I said in the video, I am not usually a purple girl. But I feel these cards are just absolutely lovely! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!


Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

This is the best thing about a project kit. There is no cutting or measuring!

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