Flowers of Friendship & The NEW In Colors #1

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If you missed my LIVE Class yesterday, you'll definitely want to check it out! I shared 5 cards, each one featuring one of the brand new In Colors from the 2021 Annual Catalog!  You can earn a 5-Card LIVE Class Kit with your qualifying order this week, or sign up to participate in the In Color Club for a budget-friendly to collect all of the In Color supplies and make multiples of each card! 
Today, I'm sharing two of the five cards from the kit and the club!
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I'm gathering groups of 5 people to fill my In Color Clubs! As a club member, you'll receive all of the items for one of the new In Colors each month over the course of 5 months until your In Color collection is complete!  You'll also receive the pre-cut card supplies to create 4 cards (4 each of 1 design) in your featured color for that month. Plus, during one month, you'll receive either NEW In Color Jewels or your choice of a new embellishment! 
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Two Cool Techniques For Flowers of Friendship!

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Flowers of Friendship With Sponged Flowers
My first card was designed for the Polished Pink month in my In Color Club! Club participants make 4 each of each month's card. I tried out a cool spotlighting technique with some simple sponging and I love how it turned out!
Background Basics—I began with a 5-1/2" x 2" piece of a Polished Pink pattern from the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, adhered to a Polished Pink card base.
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Sponged Blooms—I started by stamping the sentiment from Flowers of Friendship onto a 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" piece of Basic White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I added the large floral image from the same set, stamped three times across the panel. I spotlighted the center floral image by lightly adding some Polished Pink color to the blooms with a Sponge Dauber. I also added a bit of Soft Succulent to the leaves on that same bunch of flowers.
Finishing TouchesI layered the stamped piece onto a 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Basic Black, then tied some Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon around the layers into a double-knot. It's popped up onto the card front with a bunch of Dimensionals. I finished by adding a few clear Rhinestone Jewels floating around the flowers. So sweet and simple!
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Flowers of Friendship With Paper Piecing
My second card features the Soft Succulent In Color, along with an easy paper piecing technique for the flowers. I made it into a fun easel card, similar to one I saw created by fellow demonstrator Mary Knabe.
Background Basics—This card begins with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Soft Succulent cardstock that I've scored at the 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" marks. 
I decorated the front panels with 4" x 2-1/2" pieces of Soft Succulent DSP, then added a 4" x 3/4" piece of Polished Pink cardstock across the bottom for an accent. This photo shows how the card can lay flat for mailing.
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Floral Focal Point—I stamped the Flowers of Friendship image in Memento Black ink onto a 2-1/2" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic White. Next, I stamped the flowers onto a piece of Polished Pink cardstock, cut them out with Paper Snips, then popped them up over the original flowers with Dimensionals. I also colored in the leaves with a Light Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Marker. Club members will have their Stampin' Write Marker in their kits for color, if they didn't get the Stampin' Blends Markers added on to their monthly kit.
I layered the flowers onto a 2-5/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Soft Succulent cardstock, then again onto an Evening Evergreen die-cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies. The layers are mounted onto the bottom panel of the card front only using Dimensionals.
Finishing Touches—I tied a Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot, then added some Rhinestone Jewels.
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Sweet Sentiment—To make the easel part of the card work, we need a kickstand. I started by stamping the Flowers of Friendship flower border in Soft Succulent along the bottom of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White, then colored the flowers with the Blends Marker. Next, I added a 4" x 3/8" strip of Polished Pink cardstock for an accent layer. Finally, I stamped the Flowers of Friendship greeting in Memento Black ink onto a 2-1/2" x 3/4" piece of Basic White, fishtail cut the ends and popped it up with Dimensionals. The card front can then be tucked behind this kickstand for displaying on a desk or table. Too Cool!


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2 thoughts on “Flowers of Friendship & The NEW In Colors #1”

  1. Love the new colors and you made them pop when making the easel technique. It turned out to be a gorgeous looking card. Thanks for sharing.


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