Saturday, July 25, 2015


Hey stampers! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Today I have an easy and fast card for you.


The bird is my favorite image from the cute set Uplifting. So I decided to make it my focal point. Then I saw this color challenge over on Hand Stamped Sentiments and wanted to use it as my starting point. I will share some tipps and tricks on color challenges below.


  • Stamp, color and fuzzy cut the image. Add the sentiment to the banner as you like.
  • Die cut a frame. I adhered a few layers of the same die cut to achieve some dimension. I also added a piece of vellum to tone down the background behind the bird.
  • Mix the embossing paste with some ink to create a color that goes with your project.
  • Create the background with a stencil. I used the stencil called Clouds.
  • Assemble the card.


I wanted to say some words on color challenges. In my opinion color challenges - just as sketch challenges - are a good way to spark your inspiration. When I look for a color challenge I search for a challenge where I like the colors, of course. I don't like color combos with more than three colors. But I always choose a challenge which is really a challenge. For example in the color combo I chose I really really love the turquoise but I am not a big fan of pink and I don't like pale pink at all.  But I loved them all together - is that strange?
I use my favorite color most on the card and the color a I don't like very much the least. On this card I used turquoise for my focal point, the bird and in the background. There is just a little bit of pale pink on the feathers and the banner!
How do you use color challenges? Or other challenges? I would love to know!

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