Saturday, July 9, 2022

Stamping Inkspiration July Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspiration July Blog Hop and this month we are celebrating Christmas In July with a Color Challenge. We were given the choice of two different color palettes, one for warm wather and one for cold weather, and I decided to choose the cold weather color combination as shown below. It includes Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso and we have been challenged to use at least three colors.
For my card design, I decided to focus on a more traditional color combination, so I chose to use Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler. I used the Merriest Moments stamp set and coordinating Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder from the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and I just love the detail in these stamp images and coordinating dies. The embossing folder creates such a beautiful background and adds wonderful texture to the design. 
Products Used:
Merriest Moments stamp set (item #156353)
Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder (item #156385)
Seasonal Labels Dies (item #156299)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock (item #155574)
Soft Succulent Cardstock (item #155776)
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (item #119685)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Evening Evergreen Classic Ink Pad (item #155576)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Basic Pearl Jewels (item #144219)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies
Soft Succulent Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" embossed with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Poinsettia flowers heat embossed and die cut
Basic White Cardstock
Stamped and die cut leaves
This traditional Christmas card design was so much fun to create and really helped me get into the spirit of Christmas in July. The combination of Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler are perfect for creating traditional Christmas designs and the Silver embossing and pearls help step it up to the next level. For the poinsettias, I heat embossed the stamped images with Clear embossing powder and layered them using a Stampin' Dimensional to add dimension to the flowers. The leaves have been stamped with Evening Evergreen Classic ink to create the foliage in the background. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects with this color challenge. There are so many wonderful options to explore, whether you choose traditional like I did or something more modern and fun. 
Now it's time to visit Sharon's blog and see what she has created with this month's color challenge. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find you way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Very festive... I love that embossing folder.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Tricia! One of my favorite bundles. Thanks for sharing!đŸ’•

  3. Gorgeous card Tricia

  4. Gorgeous card Tricia, those poinsettia flowers look so realistic x

  5. Absolutely lovely!! Very rich looking

  6. Beautiful Card Tricia, very traditional theme, but with a modern design xx

  7. Oooo, these colors are gorgeous with this returning favorite! The touch of clear embossing on the poinsettia is lovely, Tricia. Thanks for the inspiration. x

  8. I love this set so much! There are a large number of possibilities to use it and your creation really sounds 'traditional' Thank you for this sharing!