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.
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.
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.
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
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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-