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Monday, February 16, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #86 - A Happy Thing

Garden Green #1



Welcome to this week's Artful Stampers Blog Hop.

This card uses A Happy Thing from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I made it into a Kumquat instead of a lemon and coloured it with Calypso Coral Blendabilities to fulfil the requirements of the Garden Green Color Coach colours - Garden Green, Calypso Coral and Soft Sky. The leaves were coloured with Garden Green ink using a plain old Blender Pen. They are great for small areas. 

The banner behind the image panel is a Calypso Coral Washi Sheet from the Birthday Bash Washi Sheet pack layered onto Whisper White and snipped into a banner. These Washi Sheets behave just like washi tape, but the great thing is that you can cover larger areas with washi detail! 

Soft Sky makes an appearance as a scalloped border behind the Garden Green panel and also as a colouring on the Rhinestone Jewels. I coloured these with the darkest Soft Sky Blendabilities marker. You probably can't see the tone in the photo, but they are very pretty. 

On the sketch you will see a square panel on the base. I played around with a few things but I didn't want to compromise the Clean and Simple look to my card, so I used the scoring blade on my Stampin' Trimmer and made a few feature lines to create this 'layer'. It looks great in real life and acts as an anchor for my sentiment image. 

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  1. Beautiful colouring. I may have to rethink those washi sheets now.

  2. lovely colouring...gorgeous touch of blue.

  3. great card Alison, I must remember to use scored lines more often - I love the look, adding texture without extra bulk!


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