Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thinking of You for Color Hues

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing my card for our new challenge at Color Hues!  The lovely Jules has chosen a pretty combo of coral and teal.

I'm also joining the Seasonal challenge at Inkspirational, with these spring flowers.

I did a little stash shopping and found a pretty Altenew floral that I haven't used in a very long time and that it would work well for the CH challenge and, as it turns out, the Inkspirational challenge too.

I love this image of a climbing floral, it flows beautifully across the A2 sized card.  I first Copic colored it in coral and teal (although my camera makes the teal look a bit more blue than it is in real life), then cut out the image with the matching die, along with a two more from white cardstock to layer for a bit of dimension. 

Next, I used a script background stamp on a panel of Neenah Desert Storm in light brown, then ink blended the edges with white pigment ink.  When the ink dried, the floral image was adhered then the panel, which was then splattered with white gouache.  When dried, it was added to the card base and the sentiment popped up with thin foam tape.  No gems or sequins - I thought there was plenty going on with the white splatter and I really love the subtle text in the background.

So many options with these colors - what will you create with them?  You'll have until 9am on Wednesday May 29th.  Before heading off to your craft space, please visit the challenge blog where my talented teammates will inspire you with their wonderful cards!

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care!


  • Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Never Stop Dreaming stamp and die
  • Honeybee Stamps Be Still sentiment stamp and die
  • Simon Says Stamp Old Letter background stamp
  • Honeybee Brilliant white pigment ink and SSS Latte ink
  • Copics: R08, 14, 22, 20, BG49, 15, 11, B02
  • Windsor & Newton White Gouache


Julie B said...

A great stash shop Stef and you're right it does fill the A2 format and it certainly suits the colours. The softly inked background really sets off the flowers with just the right amount of detail. :)

cm said...

Your colouring, die-cutting and arranging has breathed gorgeous new life into your older floral set. Stunning card!

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely beautiful card Stef! Your climbing flowers are perfect in the challenge colors and I am totally in love with your text background...makes for a perfect resting spot for those florals! You definitely made the challenge colors SHINE with this lovely, lovely card my friend! Hugs. :0)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous -gorgeous- ALL the design teams are cards are so inspiring!!
I played along too -Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
-Kimberly W

Nancy said...

Well, if this isn't the prettiest card ever! You nailed the colors my dear and the background adds just enough interest but not too much so the florals get all the glory! Wow, just Wow!

Maria said...

What a lovely flower image! The color combo is is so pretty for your gorgeous card!

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful blooms Stef - and the colors are perfect with them - thanks for joining us at Inkspirational: Seasonal! Julia xx

Karen said...

As always, your coloring takes my breath away! I love the dimension you get with the shading, and the highlights in the leaves are gorgeous! What a beautiful card!

Lisa Elton said...

Marvelous use of the colors, Stef! This is beautiful!!

Cindy Beach said...

This is a beautiful vintage style card, Stef! The beautifully colored and detailed flowers are so elegant! The lovely BG is my favorite - the kraft with script and smudges/splatters of white sets such a mood. Love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stef your card and those flowers are so gorgeous. The camera always seems to change teal to look more blue, I had a time taking my photos this week. The script background just sets those flowers right off--love love love!!

Tee said...

Wow a beautiful floral card, love the pretty color combo with the text background!