Blushing Sahara Mint Lagoon

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It’s time for another Stamp Off! with Susan and Jackie. Susan gave us the color challenge for today – and it’s a doozy. I can’t believe Susan chose these colors. She usually uses lots of Brights, but these colors are very subtle and – dare I say it? – almost vintage. I hope she’s not trapped in a parallel universe or something.

Here are the colors for the challenge.

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These were fun to work with. My first attempt was a total flop, though. I was trying to use In the Meadow and Work of Art and be more like Jackie. It didn’t work. At all. I turned it over and tried on the other side. It was just as bad, so I trashed it. I had wanted to really stretch myself and not use grungy or flower stamps. But in the end, that’s exactly what I did.

Perfect Pairings, Timeless Textures, Stampin' Up!

First I stamped the grid from Timeless Textures in Blushing Bride, then I added Lost Lagoon splatters – also from Timeless Textures. In fact, all the stamps are from Timeless Textures except for the sentiment.

The “greenery” is stamped in Mint Macaron, and then I added the Sahara Sand circles. I wanted “Happy Birthday” to stand out a little more, so it’s stamped in Soft Suede with “to you” in Lost Lagoon. These are two of the Perfect Pairings stamps from Sale-a-bration. You can get the set free with a $50 order!

I opted to stamp on Very Vanilla, since it was such a soft color palette. And the card is mounted to a Mint Macaron card base.

I actually made two cards for the challenge. We voted at my craft day today, and this one was the unanimous winner. (Carol – you probably would have voted for the other one, since Mint Macaron isn’t as prominent on it.) I thought about sharing both cards today, but I think I’ll keep the other one for one of those days when I haven’t had time to make anything. (No, it’s not the In the Meadow/Work of Art one. That one will stay in the trash can.)

Thanks, Susan, for the great colors! You’ll want to see what she and Jackie did with them. Check out Susan’s blog here, and Jackie’s here.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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5 Responses to Blushing Sahara Mint Lagoon

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I don’t believe you ever made anything that had to go in the trash! All your cards are awesome! This one is no exception! I love it!

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  2. Jackie says:

    Buffy, you just had me rolling on the floor. If you saw my trash can you would understand. Beautiful card! It highlights how wonderful that Timeless Textures set is, and how it can easily be used for vintage birthday. love it.

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