Bloggers Challenge 51 – Color Challenge

This week’s Bloggers Challenge was a color challenge using Turquoise, Green Galore, and Pink.  I used the beautiful "Infinite Goodness," a level 2 hostess gift from Stampin’ Up!®

The color challenges are always fun, especially when they call for colors I don’t normally pick out.




  • Infinite Goodness


  • Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Amy Butler Collection (K & Company)


  • Burnt Umber Palette Hybrid, Vintage Photo (Ranger)


  • paper snips for cutting out flowers, Old Linen Distress Embossing Powder, heat gun, scallop blade for Uchida Paper Trimming Buddy, pink and green striped ribbon (May Arts), Crystal Ice Stickles, Nestibilities dies, dimensional tape

I find the color challenges relatively easy to do if I can use patterned paper-and this was no exception.  I love the Amy Butler collection beautiful with it’s muted tones and old-fashioned looking patterns.

  1. I stamped the flowers with Vintage Photo distress ink, and used Old Linen Distress Embossing Powder to heat emboss.  It is very important to thoroughly shake the embossing powder in the jar before applying to evenly distribute the special release crystals in the EP.  After heat embossing, lightly rub to release the crystals.  The Distress EP feels almost like sandpaper, and does NOT get shiny-very cool product for a vintage look. 
  2. I applied Crystal Ice Stickles to the center of the flowers, and aged the edges with Vintage Photo ink and a sponge. I find a sponge leaves a little bit softer edge than a sponge dauber, although I regularly use those as well.  The flowers were mounted on the card with dimensional tape.
  3. I used the Paper Trimming Buddy for the scalloped edges on the card background (lower edges only), and rectangular Nesties for the sentiment.
  4. All the edges were gently aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking, and be sure to check out the other Bloggers Challenge players by using the links in the left-hand column!


  1. Your card is wonderful and the perfect stamps, paper and ribbon for this challenge.
    Take care
    Connie Paxman

  2. Great job with the challenge. I’m sorry to hear about your BIL.
    (Don’t forget to change the link on your sidebar for my new website, too, when you get a chance.)

  3. Stunning card, Anita…I love all the detail on your flowers. Glad you got “caught up”. 🙂

  4. Very nice Anita! I love that ribbon at the bottom especially.

  5. Very pretty Anita! Your blossoms turned out lovely! 😀

  6. Nice to have you back…You are right that stamping can be a great stress reliever.
    Nice job on both your cards. I thought your stamper flowers were Primas at first. Very pretty and that ribbon was perfect for this challenge.
    Loved your Black n White card too. The images are great done in those tones.

  7. Neat background paper for this challenge!

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