Monday, December 6, 2021

Colour Challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSSCC#378)

I love me a good sketch or colour challenge and this one came at the perfect time!  I'm in a mad rush to get the last of my holiday cards created and in the mail so I need all the help can get for quick creativity!

I had previously created this design, (a CASE from @thecountryhivestamper) using the colour combo of Shaded Spruce, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler so I was excited to see whether I'd still love it with these new colours. Answer: I DO!  

I went one step further even, and created it on both Basic White and Very Vanilla. I was expecting the Very Vanilla version to be my favourite but I don't find the the greens to pop off it as much and thus they look a bit too similar for me.

I made this card using Stampin' Up!®'s Forever Fern stamp set and the glimmer paper offered during Saleabration. I took a picture to show you how I masked the card when stamping, before I added the glimmer paper and greeting. I probably could have done it without the masking but I found it to be helpful to ensure I didn't have errant stems or leaves from one half to the other.

I will definitely be using the challenge colour combination in some of my future designs. I can think of a upcoming stamp set that will look lovely with these three!

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Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
Merry Merlot 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Be Dazzling 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Specialty Paper


  1. Wow, Gillian, this is gorgeous! Great quick card - and LOVE that strip of the Dazzling paper behind your sentiment! Brilliant use of Forever Fern! Thanks so much for playing at HSS!

    1. I love the simplicity of this card Gillian, yet it is so elegant! I think simple cards are so pleasing to the eye and you have done a great job at achieving that here. Thank you for joining us at HSS!

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  2. This is beautiful! Great way to use a non-holiday stamp set for a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

  3. Gorgeous! 😍 I love the addition of the gold glitzy adds just the right amount of pizzazz to your very well done CAS card! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. Gillian, Beautiful! The dazzling dsp highlights make it really elegant feeling. Thanks for joining us at HSS.

  5. Gorgeous - our colours look so wonderful here on your elegant card - thanks for joining us at HSS

  6. Lovely card! I like this layout too! Our colors look great. Thanks for joining us at hand stamped Sentiments. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

  7. What a gorgeous card!! Love that you used just a few simple supplies to make such a stunning card.

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