Tuesday, March 7, 2023

TGIF Colour Challenge!!

I had told myself I was going to do more creative challenges in 2023 and I think this might be only my second one, sniff. Not such a great start but maybe this will be my TSN turning point!

I'm choosing to play along with the current TGIF challenge which is a sweet pastel colour challenge of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Highland Heather.

This easily lends itself to spring, Easter or nature type cards.... hence my butterflies.

This card started with a piece of Basic White, the three ink colours and my blending brushes.  After applying the ink, I got out my Stamparatus and inked up my Butterfly Brilliance stamp using Blushing Bride.

The Blushing Bride stamped image allowed me a template to add some additional colour to the three larger butterflies with my Stampin' Blends markers. I used Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green/Mint Macaron.

Once I was happy with my colouring, I reinked the stamp with Versamark so that I could apply White Embossing Powder. 

To this final image, I added 3 strips of cardstock, one in each of the challenge colours, a git of white ribbon and a greeting. 

This greeting from Peaceful Moments is still one of my faves (hope it doesn't retire!). I stamped in Smoky Slate with a bit of colour from my Stampin' Write Markers in Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz.

Really a pretty quick card to put together for what I think offers a lot of WOW factor. 

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Product List

Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set (English)
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blending Brushes
Versamark Pad
Basics Embossing Powders
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Many Marvelous Markers
Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


  1. So pretty. Thanks for sharing how you created this lovely card. I go through phases of stamping and non-stamping too. You definitely got the creativity going!

  2. So pretty! I’m not copying! 😁 it’s the first thought to come to mind when I saw your lovely card. Interesting - you coloured first then embossed. No outside the lines colour that way! Thank you!

  3. Love this!! Such nice coloring on the butterflies!!