Stampin’ Up! Color Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card I created with the *NEW* Simply Succulents Bundle from our new 2021 January-June Mini Catalog while accepting participating in the #SUColorChallenge

This month’s Color Challenge is using the Colors Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight.

I couldn’t think of a better Bundle to accept this challenge with than the Simply Succulents Bundle. Succulents are so incredibly beautiful and the bursts of color in them were just a perfect way to incorporate these colors with.

For this challenge I wanted to keep Pacific Point as an accent color as it is a much deeper and darker color than the other colors in the challenge but it definitely made it’s presence known.

*Supply List*

Simply Succulents Bundle

Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad

Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad

Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad

Basic White Cardstock

Coastal Cabana Cardstock

Daffodil Delight Cardstock

Granny Apple Green Cardstock

Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers

Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend Markers

Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend Markers

Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Markers

Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers

Pool Party Sheer Ribbon

Blending Brushes


I would’ve LOVED to have been able to use Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers throughout this project however; not all of the colors in the challenge are available in our Stampin’ Blend Markers so I really had to think about what and how I was going to pull this off and be very careful about how I was going to do this project. But it wouldn’t be called a “Challenge” without using a massive amount of brain power!!

In order to resolve this color challenge, I very purposefully and cautiously (and I can’t emphasize that cautiously enough) used both the Stampin’ Blend and Stampin’ Write Markers on this project.


The first step was relatively easy. I die cut the intricate die from the Potted Succulents Dies and used it as a mask over the Basic White Cardstock as I showed before with the first card I shared using the Simply Succulents Bundle.


Now, I’ve been absolutely dying to try the new Blending Brushes and this was the absolutely perfect opportunity. I gotta say, I absolutely LOVE them!! The handles are sturdy, the bristles are so soft that for a month now I’ve just been rubbing them across the skin on my hand and there were absolutely NO harsh lines making blending SO much smoother and easier than I’ve ever experienced!!!

One thing that you do not want to do is run them under water to rise the Ink out as it will take them forever to dry. I used a damp (but not overly saturated) Stamp Shammy and they dried very quickly.

*Instructions Continued*

My next step was to Stamp the large Succulents image in Monento Black ink and rotate using the Stampin’ Blend and Stampin’ Write Markers to color them in.

I used the Stampin’ Blends first and allowed them to dry completely before cautiously going in with the Stampin’ Write Markers.

I used the Potted Succulents Dies and my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to die cut the stamped and colored Succulents, pot and other small pieces.

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the pot and succulents but didn’t quite adhere them down right away. I added Mini Glue Dots to the aloe vera and other little flowery thingys and arranged them in place and then removed the paper backing from the pot and Succulents and adhered them in place.

I die cut the tag from the Potted Succulents Dies and stamped the “thanks” sentiment from the Simply Succulents Stamp Set. I added a Mini Glue Dot to one side and a Stampin’ Dimensional to the other end and secured it in place.

I used my Stampin’ Seal adhesive to glue the Daffodil Delight Matte Base to the Coastal Cabana Card Base and Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the masked layer with the pot and all the Succulents to the Matte Base.

*Final Touches*

For me, no card is truly complete without ribbon and/or some sort of additional embellishment. For this project, I added a small bow using the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon (Annual Catalog) and Basic Jewel Rhinestones.

Thank you so much for joining me today for this rather lengthy one. I hope you’ll join me again soon. Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

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