Swirly Flowers Wreath Card

This Swirly Flowers Wreath Card was made for this month’s Color Challenge. Choose your OWN supplies to make a card or project OR you can copy this Card.

Color Challenge #31
Swirly Flowers Wreath


Stamps: Swirly Bird Photopolymer #141749
Inks: Flirty Flamingo
Highland Heather
Gorgeous Grape
Stampin’ Write Marker: Pool Party
Cardstock: Whisper White
Soft Sea Foam
Flirty Flamingo
Highland Heather
Big Shot: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals


*1. Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.

*2. Cut your Squares:
~Flirty Flamingo at 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.
~Highland Heather at 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.

*3. Stamp three Flowers of each color.
~Flirty Flamingo cardstock with Flirty Flamingo ink.
~Highland Heather cardstock with Highland Heather ink.

*4. Get out your Big Shot.
~Cut out all six flower with the coordinating Framelit.
~Choose the large Swirly die and cut it from Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Use your Pool Party Marker to color all cut edges on the outside, inside the Swirl, and in the very center.
~Lay your Swirl on Whisper White cardstock. Choose the Circle that best fits your Swirl and cut it out.

*5. Glue your Swirl onto the Whisper White Circle. Attach your Flowers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Yes, I know there should be an odd number. But I really liked it better using all six flowers. Use the number of Flowers you want.

*6. Lay your Squares and circle on your card front. Decide where to stamp your sentiment. Stamp in Gorgeous Grape ink.

*7. Attach your Squares with Tombow Glue. Attach your Swirly Flowers Wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Trim two corners of your Flirty Flamingo Square where they hang over the edge of your card base.
Your Card is finished.

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Watercolored Blended Seasons Sketch #24

The Blended Seasons stamp set was used for Sketch #24 and Color Challenge #24.  This stamp set is available August 1-31, 2018 while supplies last.  Also available in August is another set of  10 Watercolor Pencils some of which were used to watercolor the stamped Flowers and Leaves.
Blended Seasons Sketch #24
Watercolored Blended Seasons CardYou can simplify this card by leaving out the embossing steps and Stamping an image that does not need coloring.

Color Combo Challenge #24SUPPLIES:
*=Available starting August 1-31 While Supplies Last
  *Blended Seasons  Wood-Mount #149019, Clear-Mount #149016  (Save 10%-Bundles with Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
*Watercolor Pencils #149014
~Balmy Blue
~Granny Apple Green
~Crushed Curry
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Balmy Blue
Pacific Point
Poppy Parade
Big Shot:  Maps, etc Dynamic Embossing Folder #146822
Tools:  Blender Pen #102845
  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut:
~Whisper White Square at 3″ x 3″
~Poppy Parade Square at 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
~Pacific Point card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″
~Poppy Parade strip at 1″ x 4-1/4″
~Balmy Blue strip at 3/4″ x 4-1/4″
3. Big Shot:
Use Maps, etc. embossing folder:  Big Shot Platform (without Thin Die Adapter), Embossing Folder with cardstock inside, top cutting pad.  Yes, only one cutting pad.
~Emboss Balmy Blue strip
~Emboss Pacific Point card front
4. Coloring:
~Stamp part of the flower image on your Whisper White Square in Memento Black ink.
~Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Flower Centers.
~Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Flower Petals.
~Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Leaves and Stems.
~Use a Blender Pen to color the petals and give a watercolor look.
~Clean tip by rubbing it on scratch paper until no color shows.
~Repeat with the Granny Apple Green coloring the Leaves and stems.
~Color toward the center of each Flower Petal with the Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil.  Blend. Clean.
~Draw lines on the Leaves with the Granny Apple Green.  I did not use the Blender Pen on these.
4.  Put your Card Together.
~Attach the Pacific Point card front to the Thick Whisper White card base.
~Attach your Watercolored Square to the Poppy Parade Square.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Attach the Balmy Blue strip to the Poppy Parade strip.
~Lay your Square and Strip on your card front in the place you want them.
~Attach your Strip with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your Square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Sketch #21-Three Panel Card

This time I made the Sketch and Color Combo first, then made the card.  I usually do make the card first, then determine tha Sketch and Color Combo from the card I made.  It was fun doing it the other way around this time.  I will be doing it this way through July.  I am using a lot of the NEW Colors in the next couple of months.  If you don’t have them, choose your own Colors.
Sketch #21-Three Panel Card

*=Available June 1st at Noon Utah Time
**=Available between June 1st and mid-June
  *Love  What You Do Photopolymer #148042
Ink: Memento Black
Blends Markers:  **Bermuda Bay Combo Pack #144600
**Old Olive Dark #144573
Cardstock:  *Soft Sea Foam #146988
*Coastal Cabana #131297
So Saffron
Adhesive:  SNAIL

1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card front at 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.  Center on card base.
3.  Cut one piece of So Saffron cardstock at 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Cut two pieces of So Saffron at 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Stamp and color with Blends Markers.
4.  Attach So Saffron pieces to Coastal Caban card front.  I attached the two smaller outside pieces first, then centered the larger piece in between them.
Your Card is finished.

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