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Inky Friends Design Challenge #10 -- Merry & Bright


Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #10.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time around we are working with a color combination from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on page 115 using the colors of Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade.


Today's project uses the challenge colors to create a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas To All Bundle from the All is Bright Suite of products featured in the 2018 Holiday Catalog (pages 4 & 5).


This card begins with a card base of Poppy Parade cardstock.  A panel of Granny Apple Green cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Daffodil Delight.  [Tip:  Use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive when adhering embossed panels to another piece of cardstock or Designer Series Paper.  This is important for two reasons:  1.  For embossed panels with large areas of raised embossing, it would be difficult to obtain a satisfactory adhesion with SNAIL; and 2.  Embossing folders break down the fibers of the paper that is embossed which may cause the fibers to break apart when the tape runner is rolled over the paper.]  Wrap a piece of Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon around the panels.  Place a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon inside the first tie of the Whisper White ribbon and tie the Whisper White ribbon in a knot on the front with the knot slightly left of center.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Adhere the panels at the center of the card front.

Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the back of three pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock.  Using the Big Shot, die cut the "Merry" thinlit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits for each of the Poppy Parade pieces of cardstock.  Remove the adhesive backing on one of the "Merry" die cuts and place the die cut over another one of the "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing from the remaining "Merry" die cut and place the die cut over the previously stacked "Merry" die cuts.  Remove the adhesive backing on the three stacked "Merry" die cuts and adhere the stacked die cuts to the card front at an angle in the area above the the ribbon.

Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the "&" and "Bright" images on Whisper White cardstock.  Using Poppy Parade ink, stamp the lined tag frame so that the "&" "Bright" is in the center of the frame.  Die cut the tag frame using the corresponding framelit from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  Adhere the tag to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the tag flush with the edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock and the bottom edge of the tag 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Granny Apple Green cardstock.  [Tip:  The Merry Christmas To All stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set.  Therefore, for best stamping results be sure to place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the item(s) to be stamped.]

Using Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere white sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment across the card front.


The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "Season's Greetings from our home to yours" was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Poppy Parade ink.  Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the large flourish below the sentiment.  Add the right and left-facing holly images to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.


The large flourish image was stamped diagonally across the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The "Merry" image was stamped above the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The "Christmas" image was stamped below the flourish using Poppy Parade ink.  The left and right-facing holly images were added to the flourish using Granny Apple Green ink.

So, are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Poppy Parade (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Card Measurements -- 

Daffodil Delight:  4" x 5-1/4"; Granny Apple Green:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Poppy Parade:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3 @ 2" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon:  14"; Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon:  3"


Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Merry Christmas To All; Inks:  Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Whisper White Classic Weave ribbon, Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon, Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Multipurpose Platform, Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Merry Christmas Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


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I love this Mickey good job picking the colors too!

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