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Expressions in Color

October 21, 2021

No I didn’t make a spelling mistake, that is the name of the Paper Pumpkin kit which is available to purchase now. This kit co-ordinates beautifully with the currently available Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Yesterday in my Facebook Live, I shared the cards as created according to the instructions. Today I have three cards to share which I made using just one of the cards from the kit.

For the first card, I cut the card in half, and trimmed the Fresh Freesia piece to fit my card front and embossed it using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I wrapped the panel with the twine from the kit and tied a bow. I attached the floral die cut (which the instructions tell you to use with this particular card) to the embossed panel before attaching the whole piece to scored and folded Thick Basic White card.

I stamped the greeting from the stamp set included in the kit onto one of the die cut labels, also from the kit, using the Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Spot included in the kit. The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals. To decorate the inside of this card, I attached a narrow strip of card which I had left over from the card base to the left hand side of Basic White card. I stamped the background image from the included stamp set onto the centre of the Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink which I had stamped off onto scrap paper first. I stamped “thanks” from the Artistically Inked stamp set over the background image using Evening Evergreen ink.

I took the front panel from the card I cut in half and trimmed it to a square which I cut in half on the diagonal. I attached a narrow strip of Fresh Freesia card along the diagonal edge of the panels before attaching them to Basic White card which is embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Fresh Freesia card. I stamped the floral image from the included stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I coloured the flowers using Dark Fresh Freesia and Dark Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I cut out the images using the Layering Circle Dies. I cut Fresh Freesia card twice using a scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies and attached an image to each one. The image panels are attached to the card fronts using dimensionals.I stamped the greeting from the Artistically Inked stamp set twice onto Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink. I cut out the greetings using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. For one of the greetings, I used the Dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend to add colour around the edges of the label.

I left the other one plain. The greetings are attached to the card fronts using dimensionals where necessary. For the card with the coloured edge around the greeting, I used the Dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend to add colour to three large Basic Pearls. I attached one to the centre of the flower and the other two to the card front. For the second card, I used the Dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend to colour three large Basic Rhinestones, one for the centre of the flower and the other two for the card front. To decorate the inside of these cards, I took the remaining piece of the card front and cut it in half, I attached a strip of Fresh Freesia card behind one long edge and attached the panels to the left hand edge of a Basic White layer. I stamped the background image from the included stamp set onto the Basic White card using Fresh Freesia ink which I stamped off onto scrap paper first. I stamped the greeting from the included stamp set over the top using the Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Spot included in the kit. I love the way these cards turned out and I love getting more for my dollar by turning one card into three! I have to thank Vicky Wright for the layout I used on the two matching cards.

One of the things I love about any kits from Stampin’ Up! is that you can take the pieces and create in any way you wish. The cards created as in the kit are beautiful but it is fun to stretch your imagination and see what you can come up with. I’d love to know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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