The splitcoast color challenge this week was to use Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla. This is a template from Stampin' Success – the monthly magazine Stampin' Up!® demonstrators receive. (One more reason to become a Stampin' Up!® demo–free ideas and tips!) Here's my card –
And here's what I used:
Stamp set: True Friend
Ink: Baja Breeze (stamp pad and refill), Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Clear Buttons, Crystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Crafter's Tool Kit, Blender Pen
The stamped flower looks much better in real life. I used a blender pen and the ink in the top of the stamp case to color the stamp (Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze). For the button, I stamped the flower image in Baja Breeze on Baja Breeze card stock. Then I added a couple drops of Crystal Effects and a drop of Baja Breeze refill and mixed it up a little. Then I plopped on the button. (Ok – "plop" isn't the best descriptive word. If you "plop" it, you'll have CE everywhere; just "place" it.)
The flowers on the bottom 2/3 of the card were stamped in Very Vanilla craft ink and embossed with clear powder. The sentiment is stamped in Baja Breeze, then I stamped again in Kiwi Kiss on Kiwi Kiss card stock and layered it over the words "Friend" and "You."
I'm on my way to Pennsylvania to visit with my older brother and his family. My sister-in-law and their daughter went to Italy last spring; I'm looking forward to seeing Phyllis's scrapbook!