Showing posts with label spring colors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring colors. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Timeless Tulips for The Spot Color Challenge #103

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made for this week's Color Challenge over at The Spot.  This week we have a super fun color challenge for you to play along with and it's perfect for Springtime.  I used the Timeless Tulips Bundle to create my card for today's colorful challenge.  I thought it matched perfectly with the colors that were put together.  Here's a look at my card.

And here's a look at this week's color challenge that inspired my card today.  You can click on the challenge image to play along or (click here) just to see what all the other design team members came up with.

Tips & Tricks: 

I picked five of the six colors to create my card with today.  I went with Blushing Bride, Grapefruit Grove, Rococo Rose, Early Espresso and Soft Sea Foam.  I wanted to create something that was very springy in feel so I thought those colors would be fun to play with.  I also picked the Timeless Tulips Bundle to feature on my card because I thought it would lend itself to a very spring filled card.  
Once the colors and stamp set were picked it was pretty easy to move forward

Then it was just a matter of figuring out how I wanted to use the items.  I decided that I would make a springtime bouquet on my card and make it an encouragement card.  I thought it was a great time for a card like this with everything going on right now.  So I started out my stamping all my stems in a grouping to mimic a bundled bouquet.  Then I needed to stamp my tulips.  I stamped three on them directly on the card and then two I used the matching punch to punch them out.  For the triumph tulip I stamped the leaf in the that matches the punch twice.  One I did mirror stamping and then punched it out.  On that tulip I actually inked it up first with Blushing Bride and used a sponge dauber to go around the outside with Rococo Rose to create a darker area as well.    I repeated the inking process on the other tulip that I punched as well.  I just changed the starting color to Grapefruit Grove instead of the Blushing Bride.  I kept the Rococo Rose around the outside to create the two tone.  

I popped those two tulips up on a couple Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little height to the card.  Next I needed something to bond the bundle together so I decided to use the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon but died it with a little Early Espresso ink, a clear block and a baby wipe.  Once I had the ribbon die I tied it into a bow and added it to the card front.  I added my sentiment in Early Espresso Classic Ink at the bottom left of the card front.  

I added the card front on to a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  And, then added the entire thing to my Soft Seafoam Card base.  I decided at this point that I did a little more dimension to the card so I stamped one more leaf in Soft Sea Foam and punched it out and added it to the card with a little liquid glue and a dimensionals behind.  

Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope that you will play along with use this week over at The Spot.  We have fun cardmaking and paper crafting challenges every week.  So make sure you go and check it out and have a little fun.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Rick's Saturday Simple Stamping Episode 18: A Spring Wedding Card using #simplestamping

Hello and welcome to my Blog and YouTube Channel today; is the 18th Episode of Saturday Simple Stamping.  Wow, can you believe it!  Since Spring is here and there are a ton of weddings that are going on or coming up I thought it would be a great time to do a wedding card.  And since it's that time and there are so many new stampers out there I thought it was a perfect kind of card todo.  Here's a look at my card.

Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set, #simplestamping, Rick Adkins, Floral Card
  I just love simple stamping and it's such a great way to share with new stampers how to create cards that are easy for them to recreate.  All these projects can be found in my Simple Stamping Playlist on my YouTube Channel if you missed a episode.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out my card by using a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (so actually quarter sheet of cardstock).  I then started stamping with first and second generation stamping for the large flowers using Petal Pink ink.  Petal Pink seems to be my new go to color lately, I seem to go to it when I am not sure what to use.  Petal Pink actually goes very well with So Saffron and Garden Green; which is why I picked those two colors.  
I then stamped the smaller flowers in Petal Pink and the other flowers I used was So Saffron (stamped off once with the solid circle and then stamped full strength with the other stamp to create the daisy like flower.  
I then cut down the card front to 4 x 5 1/4.  Make sure that you save the long piece that you cut off so that you can add it to the inside of the card, this makes a great accent to tie the inside into the front.  I then layered that onto a piece of Petal Pink Cardstock cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  Then I added my ribbon.  I designed the card using the Very Vanilla lace Trim to begin with but wasn't sure if I liked it or not so in the video I change to the Whisper White Dotted Tulle Trim.  So leave me a comment on which one you prefer.  I will draw a winner from all the comments on my YouTube Channel and here for a prize. You will need to live in the United States to be a winner due to Stampin' Up! policies.  I will be giving away a roll of the Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon.  I will announce the winner on Monday evening.  
Image by Stampin' Up! 

Video Tutorial: 

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Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set, #simplestamping, Rick Adkins
Thanks for dropping by for this weeks Simple Saturday Stamping Episode.  Last week I didn't do a video for the card so encase you were wondering where it was I thought I would try something a little different.  This also told me that you all love the videos and wanted to see them so I went back to the old format.   You can find all the supplies in the Shopping List below; I would love to be your demonstrator and help your along your paper crafting journey.  

Happy Stampin' 

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