Monday, 14 July 2014

I'm Here for You -- Love those new In-Colors

I really do love the new In-Colors, especially the Lost Lagoon, which is such a beautiful blue.  But all the colours compliment each other very well.  You can see that in this card, where I have used the Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey.  These are the colours that were part of the Hand Stamped Sentiment challenge:

And I used them in completing the Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

This card gave me the opportunity to use some of the 2014-2016 In-Colors Background Designer Series Paper stack.  I chose to use the polka dot design in the Lost Lagoon as well as the Tangelo Twist.  I stamped the Swallowtail on Whisper White and fussy-cut only a section of it to fit the polka-dot Tangelo Twist paper and coloured it with my Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey markers.  Once I had adhered the Swallowtail onto the background paper, I covered its body with Crystal Effects and let that dry.  

Then I cut a piece of Hello Honey Cardstock using my Banner Framelits and used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to emboss two lines of dots onto the right edge of the banner.  I stamped the banner with one of the Forever Florals stamps using Tangelo Twist ink and then stamped the banner with a sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set.  After mounting the banner on a piece of Whisper White, I hand-cut around it leaving only a thin border of white.  I covered the banner with Crystal Effects and let that dry.

Because I wanted a button to match the Hello Honey, I made one using the Simply Pressed Clay and the Buttons Mold.  I used the largest of the buttons and coloured it using my Hello Honey marker and then finished it off by tying a double bow using my White Baker's twine.

For the base cardstock I used Hello Honey with a layer of Whisper White followed by a layer of the polka-dot Lost Lagoon Designer paper.  The final touch was a rhinestone in the centre of the white baker's twine bow.

I've also entered this into the Stampin Royalty Anything Goes challenge.


  1. Nicely done! I love how the butterfly image is stamped and colored on the tag panel. Thanks for joining our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. These colors are lovely together! And I love all of the polka dots. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. How pretty this is! Love the butterfly on your layer as an extra detail! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

    1. Thanks so much, Jen. I loved playing around with all the various layers and enjoyed the challenge.

  4. Great job! I love how you used the butterfly stamp. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


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