Friday, September 1, 2017

Global Stamping Friends September Blog Hop Color Challenge

It's time for the September Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop and this month we have a Color Challenge to share.  We were all given the challenge to create a project using the following colors: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Night of Navy.  

I really enjoyed working with these colors and I decided to focus on clean and simple card designs that would work well for masculine cards. it is always a challenge designing cards for the men in our lives, so I thought this would help me step outside my comfort zone a little.

Stampin' Up! Tabs for Everything Photopolymer Stamp Set item #143907
I chose the Tabs for Everything photopolymer stamp set (item #143907) as it was a new set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that I had not had a chance to use yet. It has a coordinating Circle Tab Punch (item #143754) but I decided to focus on using just the stamp set. 

For my first card I decided to create a birthday card with a geometric feel to it, using circle punches and the Layering Squares Framelits Dies (item #141708). I chose to use Smoky Slate cardstock for my card base and used Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock for my layers. I embossed the Whisper White cardstock with the new Polka Dots Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with my Big Shot. I stamped around the raised polka dots randomly with Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Night of Navy Classic Ink with one of the circle stamps to add a little color to the background.

Stampin' Up! Tabs for Everything Birthday Card

I stamped the images onto Pool Party cardstock and Smoky Slate cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I punched the images out using the 1" Circle Punch. I stamped the images for the square onto Whisper White cardstock and then die cut it with one of the smaller square dies from the Layering Squares Framelits dies. The matte layers were die cut from Smoky Slate and Night of Navy cardstock. The mattes for the circles were punched with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch from Night of Navy cardstock. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the stamped elements.
Stampin' Up! Tabs for Everything Birthday Card Close Up

Thrifty Tip: Cut the mattes for the square and circles from the layer of Night of Navy cardstock to save cardstock. The cut outs will be hidden by the Whisper White cardstock.

My second card could be used for a variety of occasions and this style of card is great to have in your card stash in case of an emergency. I love the way the "thumbs up" image works with the sentiment and the Best Badge Punch in Night of Navy creates a great focal point for the card design. I used the Oh My Stars Textured Embossing Folder (item #143710) to add texture to the layer of Pool Party cardstock attached to the Thick Whisper White cardstock card base. I used Smoky Slate cardstock as an accent color with the thin strip across the middle and the matte around the sentiment circle. I used  Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the circle and badge punches to add a little dimension. 

Stampin' Up! Tabs for Everything You're Amazing Card

Even though both of these cards were created with the same stamp set and the same color palette, they both look very different. It is a good example of how you can create a variety of cards with a limited supply list and I enjoyed the challenge. I hope you have enjoyed my projects as much as I did creating them.
It's time to move on to the next blog and visit Sharleen Luciano here to see what she created for this color challenge.
Sharleen Luciano

Here is the list of participating blogs in case you get lost along the way:

Blog Roll Call

Thank you for taking the time to view my projects. I hope you will visit again soon.

Until Next Time

Happy Stampin'

Tricia Butts
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Supply List

Cardstock: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy

Tools: 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Best Badge Punch, Oh My Starts Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Squares Framelits dies, Big Shot

Misc: Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, White Embossing Powder


  1. You've given us double the fun with your creative makes. Love how you stamped over the embossed dots in the first card. It's great to see some male themed cards too as they are always a bit tricky. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I'm glad you liked my ideas. This color combination is perfect for masculine cards without being drab and boring. Looking forward to exploring this combination more in the future.

  2. I love the background. I'll remember that. This stamp set was a challenge for me. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks Jan. I felt that the Whisper White background was too plain, so I experimented with one of the circle stamps in the different colors and loved how it turned out. Have fun playing with this idea.

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    1. Thanks Ellen. I don't know why, but I was a little intimidated by this stamp set at first. Maybe it was all the small stamps. Once I got started though, I had so much fun and I have a couple of ideas for future cards using this set to try out. Sometimes it's good to give our uninked stamp sets a little love.

  4. Adorable cards. The first card I loved how you stamped around the embossing. Thats great, never thought to do that. Second card looks like a great masculine card. TFS

    1. Thanks Sharleen. I am always looking for new ideas for masculine cards and this was a fun challenge to help me try something outside my comfort zone. Tabs for Everything really is a versatile stamp set with a lot of possibilities.

  5. Such a fun card. I needed some inspiration with this stamps set.

  6. Love the 2 cards showcasing how very differently stamp sets can be used!

  7. Love how you showcased 2 samples for this challenge. Great cards.

  8. Wonderful thank you for the inspiration - this set is great but I had only used it in the planner so far.

  9. Oh my gosh, I love how you used those little images on your cards! Thanks for sharing :-D