Tag Archives: Color & Contour

You’re Absolutely Amazing

I’m playing along with Sketch N Scrap’s Monthly Challenge Facebook Group May 20, 2022 card challenge or if you prefer they also have a blog. This sketch looked like a great way to use up some of my scrap paper.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Color & Contour
Die Cutting & Embossing – Scalloped Contours dies, Stitched Greenery die, Stylish Shapes dies
Punches – Banners Pick-a-Punch
Ink – Garden Green stamp pad, Pale Papaya stamp pad, Tuxedo Black Memento stamp pad
Paper – Heart & Home Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock
Coloring Tools – Sponge daubers
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Stamping INKspirations June Blog Hop

Splish, splash! Splish, splash! Anything water-related is the theme for this month! I’m not one to buy many water related stamp sets but Angie had posted some cards using the new A Little Smile card kit and it reminded me I had that stamp set. I was also inspired by a card made by Fiona Bradley that featured the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper, it made me think of how sand and sea could be created.

For the sand I used the Early Espresso watercolor pencil and drew in some heavy lines, then I did the same with the Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana watercolor pencils for the water. Then I pulled out the flat water painter and spread the ink around.

The splotches in the are from a stamp in the Color & Contour stamp set. I used Crumb Cake ink, stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped on my “sand”.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the star fish and sentiment multiple times with Early espresso ink so I would get a nice dark image. I then stamped again using Versamark and clear embossing powder to give it some shine.

I would have taken pictures along the way but I wasn’t sure it would turn out.

Blog Roll
Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ● Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson
Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Shel Anderson
Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Deb Macdowell
 Alejandra Gomez  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West
Danielle Kassing  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre
  Jill Chapman  ●  Susan Simpson
Terry Hamilton  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – A Little Smile card kit, Color & Contour
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched Rectangle dies
Ink – Crumb Cake stamp pad, Early Espresso stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Basic White cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, watercolor paper
Accents & Embellishments – Opal Rounds
Coloring Tools – Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, & Early Espresso watercolor pencils, water painters, clear embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Friendships Refresh the Soul

I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge today. This may look like a simple card, but my craft area is a mess with everything I pulled out to make it. The sentiment is from Beauty of Friendship, the flowers are from Color & Contour, and then three die sets to finish it off. The label edges are inked with Highland Heather and I even stamped on the inside.

I wanted to use my new Prismacolors that husband got me for our anniversary so I tried to find the closest matches I could to the paper.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Beauty of Friendship, Color & Contour
Die Cutting & Embossing – Brilliant Winds dies, Hippo & Friends dies, Scalloped Contours dies
Ink – Basic Gray stamp pad, Highland Heather stamp pad
Paper – Basic White cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Highland Heather cardstock, Mint Macaron cardstock, Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper
Accents & Embellishments – Pastel Pearls
Coloring Tools – Prismacolors colored pencils Canary Yellow (PC916), Jade Green (PC1021), & Lilac (PC956); sponge daubers
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals , liquid glue

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Stamping INKspiration May Blog Hop

This month’s theme is flowers. I’m using the new Color & Contour stamp set with the coordinating Scalloped Contours dies. I die cut the background using the largest scalloped die and then embossed it with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder (one of my favorites).

I really like how the flower is a two layer stamp with the flower portion not exactly matching to give it a watercolor look. This also helps me in not trying to match it up exactly because I would try. For a little dimension, I die cut a few flowers and stacked them.

Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Jo Blackman
Karen Henderson  ●  Jan Musselman  ● Mo Rootes
Terry Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Deb Macdowell
Leonie Stuart  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Danielle Kassing
Shel Anderson  ●   Teri West  ●  Vicki Milyard
Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Susan Webster  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Susan Simpson
Annette Ball  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Melissa Gifford
Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith
Satomi Wellard  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Ann Krucek  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Elaine de Montmorency

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Color & Contour
Die Cutting & Embossing – Scalloped Contours dies, Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder
Ink – Evening Evergreen stamp pad, Fresh Freesia stamp pad
Paper – Fresh Freesia cardstock, Soft Succulent cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Simply Elegant trim
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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Color & Contour Swap Card

Happy New Annual Catalog Day!

I made this card for a new catalog swap using the Color & Contour bundle. I was once again having a creative block so I CASE’d a card I made a few years ago using a sketch PP390 from the Paper Players Sketch Challenge. I even stamped the inside.

I stamped the flower lines using Blackberry Bliss and the shading with Rich Razzleberry. After cutting them out, I curled them up using my bone folder.

What sold me on this bundle was not just the amazing images in the stamp set but the fun rectangle die cuts.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Color & Contour
Die Cutting & Embossing – Scalloped Contours dies, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder
Ink – Blackberry Bliss stamp pad, Evening Evergreen stamp pad, Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
Paper – Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Evening Evergreen cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick cardstock
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, bone folder
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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