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Friday, February 25, 2022

You've Been On My Mind

 Hi all,

Today I have the great pleasure of guest designing for the newest As You See It Challenge. Challenge number 269 is a recipe challenge. The ingredients are embossing, pastel colors, twine or ribbon, die cut or punch, and "thinking of you" type sentiment.

I had tons of fun using all of these ingredients. To make this card, I've used a Stampin' Up embossing folder, linen thread, Pink Fresh Studio stamps and dies, a Reverse Confetti sentiment, and Gina K Designs inks in pastel colors.

The background was made by inking up one side of the Tasteful Textile embossing folder with GKD ink cubes in three colors, then spritzing it with a little water before placing the card stock in and running it through my machine. This background is layered onto a white card base. The lattice is cut from the PFS Diamond cover plate die. I cut three of these and glued them together for dimension. The flowers are from the PFS stamp, die and stencil set called Beautiful Blossoms. They are stamped in black ink and I used blending brushes and the layering stencils to color the flowers and leaves. After cutting them out with the set dies, they are glued onto the lattice with liquid glue, and the middle flower is popped up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Butterfly Wreath stamp set on kraft card stock and cut it out with a die from the GKD Master Layouts 2 die set then glued it across the bottom with liquid glue. The small butterfly is also from the same Reverse Confetti set and I used a light pink Copic marker to color it. For the ribbon or twine ingredient, I just tied a very small bow with SU linen thread and used a glue dot to adhere it to the sentiment strip.

Here is the inside of my card. This is a PFS stamp set called Hugs and Good Vibes. I thought it worked well with a "thinking of you" theme. I used ink cubes to get the different colors over the large stamp. These are the same colors I used to ink up the embossing folder for the background. The stamped panel and the kraft mat are cut with the Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1 die set.

I hope you join in the fun. I can't wait to see how everyone uses the ingredients for this fun challenge. Thanks to the Design Team for inviting me to play along as a guest designer. 


Stamps: Pink Fresh Studio Hugs and Good Vibes & Beautiful Blossoms stamp sets,  and Reverse Confetti Butterfly Wreath stamp set
Paper: Gina K Designs white and kraft card stock
Ink: Gina K Designs ink cubes and ink pads in Key Lime, Lovely Lavender, Sea Glass, Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, Lemon Drop, and Black Onyx, Pink Copic Marker
Other: SU Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Gina K Designs Master Layouts  1 & 2 dies sets, Pink Fresh Studio Diamonds cover plate and Beautiful Blossoms layering stencils, GKD blending brushes, Misti, Gemini Jr, foam tape, SU linen thread, SU mini glue dots and mini Dimensionals.


  1. Beautiful. Love all the elements and the soft colors. The inside sentiment is perfect. I like how you used the ink cubes for the different colors. TFS

  2. Beautiful, Colleen! You're a good cook, lol - love how you played the elements, especially that fun background! And I adore these flowers! Thanks so much for guesting with us this challenge at As You See It!

  3. This is just beautiful Colleen - those pastel florals are a true breath of spring and I love the blended textured background and trellis diecut detail. So thrilled you could join us as a guest over at As You See It this week!

  4. This is one of the sweetest floral images I've ever seen, Colleen! Love the soft subtle coloring and the sentiment matches perfectly! So happy you were our GD this week! I always love seeing what you create!

  5. Colleen, your sweet flowers are wonderful. It's like looking at a summer's day! The trellis and the soft sponging make a wonderful ground for the flowers. Thanks so much for joining in with us as Guest Designer. It's always a pleasure to have you join the gallery. :-)


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