Saturday, November 18, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations November Blog Hop Color Challenge

It's time to hop along with the Stamping Inkspirations November Blog Hop and this month we have a fun color challenge to share. Our Design Team has been challenged to use 3-5 colors from the image below to create our project. The colors for this Color Challenge are Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake and Azure Afternoon. I am excited to see what projects and ideas everyone has to share this month.
For my card design, I chose to use all the colors to create a cute and fun birthday card featuring the new Furriest Friends Bundle from the Online Exclusives. I just love all the adorable animal images and today I decided to use the cute bear for my card. I paired it with the Azure Afternoon Striped Designer Series Paper pattern from the Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper pack. For the coloring, I pulled out my Watercolor pencils to give the bear and soft, fluffy look. 
Products Used:
Fluffiest Friends Bundle (item #162850)
Very Best Occasions stamp set (item #159871)
Deckled Circles Dies (item #162286)
Double Oval Punch (item #154242)
Brights 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #161643)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (item #120953)
Granny Apple Green Cardstock (item #146990)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 (item #161700)
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (item #149014)
Blender Pens (item #102845)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Basic White Cardstock
Medium Circle die cut with the Deckled Circles Dies
Bear image stamped and die cut with the Fluffiest Friends Bundle
Sentiment Label punched out with the Double Oval Punch
Granny Apple Green Cardstock
Grass die cut with the Fluffiest Friends Dies
Scalloped Oval punched out with the Double Oval Punch
Azure Afternoon Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x4"
This cute card was so much fun to create and I love how the colors from this color challenge worked together to create a bright and cheerful design. I chose to use Crumb Cake for my card base to help ground the design. I love the Azure Afternoon diagonal striped designer series paper for the background, which gave the feeling of blue skies in the background. I added a Deckled Circle in the bottom left corner and trimmed the edges flush with the card front. I added a piece of Granny Apple Green grass that I die cut with the Fluffiest Friends Dies to add some texture to the design. For the bear, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the bear using the Early Espresso Watercolor pencil to give his fur a more realistic look. I colored the honey pot with the Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencil and the honey with the Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencil. I carefully blended the colored areas using a Blender Pen to help smooth out the pencil lines and give the image a watercolor look. I attached the bear to the corner using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop him up. For the sentiment, I stamped the Happy Birthday image from the Very Best Occasions stamp set, using Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock and punched it out using the Double Oval Punch. I layered it onto a Granny Apple Green scalloped oval that I punched out using the Double Oval Punch and then added it to the top right corner with Stampin' Dimensionals. I decided not to add any bling to this card design, choosing to keep it clean and simple. 
Now it's time to visit Mo's blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to find your way or use the Roll Call List. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects.

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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. An adorable card Tricia, that bear is too cute x

  2. Super cute card, Tricia! I love the texture created using the watercolor pencils. Thank you for sharing this!đŸ’•