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Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Green with Envy – Blogging Friends Blog Hop

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Welcome to the July Blogging Friends Blog Hop!  We are super excited to be hopping today sharing projects that show our favorite Stampin’ Up! green.  I call myself a red girl.  But, there’s something about a good green that I love to work with.  Maybe, it is because green is red’s complementary color that has green sneaking in as a favorite.  Maybe it is my recent obsession with pool colors that has me swooning over the more green side of life.  Whatever the reason, I will say Stampin’ Up! has some beautiful greens to work with.  Everything from soft seafoam and mint macaron to shaded spruce and mossy meadow to just about anything in-between.

When thinking about what to create for you guys. I had a few Ideas.  I thought about making a green rainbows. Which I still might do one day. Then I considered doing something like K. Warner’s dip-dye watercolor technique.  But, when I went to make today’s card I was not really feeling being creative.  This seems to be a side effect of living through a pandemic.  So, I decided to look through the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper

It was flipping through the paper that I decided to use the watercolor looking green stripe paper.  This strip is beautiful to me. All my favorite teal greens together in one place!!!  A little Old Olive and  So, that was decided. I will definitely be using this paper…. Now, what?????

My next thought was to use the stamp set that coordinates with this beautiful paper. Forever Fern.

Forever Fern Bundle

I got busy stamping and die cutting all the fern in the stamp set with Colors from the striped paper Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam.  I add in old olive

  • Some are stamped on watercolor paper and then using just a little water and a paintbrush I moved the color around
  • Some are simply stamped and die cut.
  • Some are just the coordinating dies cut with colored card stock.
  • Some are ink blended paper then die cut.

The plain was to use some from each way to create interest and texture on the card.  And here is a second look at all the pretty die cuts I decided not to use!  Just look at what I have ready to go for another crafty day!

All the beautiful greens just make me swoon!

This is where the card took a turn, I was looking around for sentiment and landed on the Happy Birthday from Seaside Notions.

Seaside Notions

I also stumbled across the Stitched So Sweetly dies… What I love about Designer Series Paper and a good sentiment combination is that it does all the work for you! And when you are not feeling particularly creative you can still make beautiful cards with just a few really nice products! So, perfect!!!

  • Clean and simple to allow the beautiful stripes shine
  • The stiched so sweetly dies to add a little interest to the sentiment
  • Slimline size can vary. This one is 4×9. It will barely fit into a #10 envelope

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will use the link below to continue along with the hop! I know there will be lots of beautiful projects along the way!

 

I hope you have a good day and have a few moments to create some joy today!

Peace my friends-

Jennifer

9 Comments

  1. Very simple but effective design, the stripe paper is just gorgeous. Less is definitely more x

  2. I love that you created all that beautiful foliage and then popped it to one side for another day, I hope you feel like playing with it soon. Great card. That stripe paper is so vibrant.

  3. Thanks for sharing your card making process with us….we all get thrown off course and end up creating a completely different masterpiece than we intended! Beautiful!

  4. I love your card! Fun love post! I really enjoyed reading about your design process. I rarely end up with a card that looks like what I started to make. I can’t wait to see what you end up doing with all those die cuts.

  5. This DSP is stunning and I love how you let it shine’

  6. Wonderful simple and beautiful card, Jennifer! I love these stripes and the stitched so sweetly cut outs framing the greeting. Love it!

  7. I really enjoyed following along with your creative process. A sweet and simple card that anyone would enjoy receiving. Thanks for sharing

  8. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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