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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

You Have My Heart

 Hi and happy hump day peeps,

I have a card to share this afternoon that I made for a new challenge blog. It's the new Color Hues challenge. For their very first challenge, the hues are green and yellow. Very summery.

I pulled out some stencils to make the background of my card. The butterfly stencil is from Simon Says Stamp and the leaves stencil is from Pretty Pink Posh. The butterflies are two hues of yellow, colored using a blending brush.  I cleaned the stencil then sponged VersaMark ink over the butterflies and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Using some Mint Macaron ink, I used a blender brush to color the rest of the panel and then used a microfiber cloth to wipe the ink off the butterflies. I then placed the leaf stencil on and used another blending brush and Just Jade ink to make the first leaf layer. I turned the stencil a quarter turn and added Tranquil Tide ink with a blending brush.

The focal image is a Simon Says Stamp die set. The background is cut from vellum and the words are cut from thick SU Whisper white card stock,  three times and glued together. After adding it to the card front, I brushed the letters with a Nuvo clear glitter pen and then covered them with SU Shimmery Crystal Effects. Finally, I added some green and yellow Pretty Pink Posh gems for embellishments.

Here is the inside of the card. The stamps are from the SSS set called Thoughtful Flowers. The images are colored using Prismacolor colored pencils and Gamsol.

Isn't this a great sentiment?!

Thanks for looking in. Have a nice Thursday.



Stamps: Thoughtful Flowers set by Simon Says Stamp

Paper: SU thick Whisper White, Just Jade card stocks, Vellum

Ink: SU Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark, Memento tuxedo black, Concord & 9th Dove ink, Prismacolor Pencils

Other: SSS Butterfly Trails stencil, Pretty Pink Posh Layered Leaves stencil, TE and Picket Fence blender brushes, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Gemini Jr, Connect liquid glue, Pretty Pink Posh gems, Gamsol, blending stumps


  1. This came together so nicely Colleen. At first I thought you added the butterflies to background paper. Then I read more closely and realized you made the background too. This is so pretty and I love the inside message too! Thanks for supporting us over at Color Hues for our first challenge.

  2. Beautiful card you did an amazing job with your background <3


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