Wonderful Moments is a great stamp set that has six lovely images, 12 different sayings and a few design elements. It can be used all alone without any embellishment or colouring or you can colour the images with Blends, an aqua painter and ink, watercolour pencils or with a blender pen and ink. Not sure where to start? “Case” the catalogue. That simply means to use the samples in the catalogue and copy them. That is what my team member Carolyn Hanson-Henderson did with this card. A few months ago we did a card swap with our team and that was the theme: “case the catalog”. C.A.S.E. means copy and share everything. Here is Carolyn’s gorgeous card.
Carolyn used blackberry bliss as the card base which she embossed with the Ruffled embossing folder, fresh fig ribbon and regals collection designer series paper. I liked this card so much that I decided to case it in night of navy for my Blends Club on Thursday since night of navy is one of the colours that all the club members are getting.
I love the combination of night of navy and granny apple green so I immediately thought of our Tropical Chic designer series paper. I also love gingham, so this ribbon was just perfect. Since the pattern in the paper is also small it is possible to mix a few patterns together for great effect. The little strip of green patterned paper is 3/4″ by 5 1/2″, perfect if you #loveitchopit to use up all your scrap. If you cut a card front layer out of 6″ x 6″ paper then you will have a strip left over that will be enough to cut two strips for two of these cards! Don’t hoard your paper, love it, chop it and use it.
Blends are perfect for colouring this lovely lady. I used the Bronze Blend to colour her hair and Ivory on her legs and hands. Night of Navy is used on her dress, shoes, balloons and gift bag. Do you notice the shadow around her? I created that using Light Pool Party which I lightened some more using the Colour Lifter. Here is a closeup.
I realize that with the pop of granny apple green it really isn’t a monochromatic card anymore!! I still love it and there are blue dots in the paper…. I have to say I am super pleased with how the Blends show up in this photograph. Everyone in the Blends Club (this is now the second one I am offering) is super happy with how they colour. I hope to offer a third summer session if there is enough interest. I am also thinking it is high time for me to offer online classes! I keep procrastinating. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in online classes. Maybe that will give me the push that I need to get started. I also think that the ruffled embossing shows up really well. This folder is so beautiful, it truly creates a 3D effect that makes you want to touch the paper and hold it at different angles to see if it has been coloured like that!
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