Thursday, July 17, 2014

Getting by without the New In-Colors

Good Morning, Stamping Friends!

I have a card today for 2 blog challenges:  The Paper Players & Freshly Made Sketches.   Once again, I needed new In-colors, but I decided to substitute things I had in my stash instead.  I am "between jobs," as they say, so I holding off on my SU order as long as I can.

For my colors, I used always artichoke, baja breeze, concord crush, and wisteria wonder.  I kinda wish I used rich razzleberry instead of concord crush...who am I kidding?  I can hardly wait to get my hands on blackberry bliss!

I made my own pattern of my favorite techniques.  It is quick and simple, and works so well with many of my stamp sets.  I remember when I was "anti-designer paper" because I couldn't figure out why people wouldn't just make their own!  Ha!  Anyone who follows my stamping knows that I got over that silly mentality!  Even so, making my own background patterns is a lot of fun!

So...this card has a baja breeze card base.  I used the SU set "Vintage Vogue" for the center panel, stamping randomly on whisper white, then mounted it on always artichoke.  The large circle was cut from my Sizzix circles die in the big shot, which perfectly mats this extra large scallop circle punch. I softened the stamping by sponging generously.  I added 2 strips of seam binding, scrunching them up by pressing into a strip of sticky strip.  Two tiny pearls are the final detail.

I enjoyed making this it is time to decide which friend I should send it to!

Thanks for stopping by again.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. beautiful card. I love this set and wish I'd kept it. Great job on the colors to. I, to, don't have the new in colors.

  2. Lovely card! The background you made is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  3. Great use of substitute colours on your card Kim - I love that bold patterned homemade DSP. Thanks for joining us over at The paper Players this week!

  4. Kim, which ever friend you decide to receive it, will be a happy friend! It's a gorgeous card and you did a great job with the color substitutions. I really love the overstamped flowers. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  5. This is beautiful and you chose great colors as substitutes. I love that stamp set and you've used it so well here. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.