Coming Home Color Challenge

Coming Home Color Challenge

Welcome to another challenge with Jackie, Susan, and me. This week we have a color challenge.

How fun is that? I used the Coming Home Bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® August-December Mini Catalog for my card.

Coming Home, Stampin' Up!, Light Me Home

As always, if you bundle the Coming Home Stamp Set with the Home Together Dies, you can save 10%.

I stamped two houses and the trees on Whisper White Cardstock using Smoky Slate Classic Ink. After I diecut them with the Home Together Dies, I colored the images using Smoky Slate, Granny Apple Green, and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends. I also colored the trunk with a Bronze Stampin’ Blend and the houses with Pool Party. We don’t have a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Blend, so I carefully colored the windows using a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. I say, “carefully,” because since I stamped in a water based ink (Smoky Slate) using another water based ink (Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker) could cause smearing.

I adhered a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock over a 3″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. I placed the die-cut images on the card stock without adhering, then stamped the sentiment and smoke in Smoky Slate Classic Ink. Because I used the Stamparatus, I could stamp the sentiment (from the Light Me Home Stamp Set) several times to make it darker. Then I adhered the images using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a 4-1/8″ 5-3/8″ piece of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper as a background. I adhered it to a Bermuda Bay card base, then I added the panel with the die-cut images.

Please take a few minutes to check out Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs to see how they interpreted the color challenge. 

And now – a quick KUDOS to Susan. She and I both use the same blog platform. Susan, being the organized and amazing woman she is, scheduled weeks of blog posts, because she knew she’d be moving and wouldn’t have time to create or blog. I, however, write my blogs at midnight the night before they post (and the creating process takes place an hour or so before that.)

Several weeks ago, I logged into my site and everything had changed. I almost cried. (I actually blogged about it and talked about the angst I was feeling.) Although I hated the new format, I learned to (sort of) live with it.

Today, Susan texted me. She was scheduling new blogs and hers had also changed. Susan, however, is amazing. I told her the few things I knew to do. Somewhere along the way, she got an error message which took her to a place where she could revert to our “Classic Editor.” I am so happy – and Susan deserves a medal from me. She is my hero for finding this fix. 

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


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Coming Home, Stampin' Up!, Light Me Home

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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7 Responses to Coming Home Color Challenge

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I love your card. The colors just pop together.

    All I can say is, thank goodness I had an error message because today might have been my last blog ever. I like change but not when it makes things much more complicated!

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  2. Jackie says:

    Such a lovely card Buffy. I love the arrangement of sweet trees and buildings. The colors work perfectly with the elements of your card. Yes, I’ve noticed changes in my platform, too. It is so disconcerting. I’m so very glad that you and Susan could work through it together

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  3. Peggy Carper says:

    Technology is great until it isn’t!!
    Susan’s card looks incredible hard but yet seems simple!
    See you soon!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I love the colour combination! The little scene you’ve set looks so cozy and happy 🙂


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