Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop ~ Perfect Pairs

Welcome to the Grand Vacation achievers hop for June. This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalog/Catalogue that is being paired with something we had previously from the catalog. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Selene Kempton or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Selene Kempton. 

Today's challenge was "Perfect Pairs" and I chose to pair up my favorite past colors with a brand new stamp set called You're Sublime.

One of my all time favorite color sets, that I seem to go back to over and over, is Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red and So Saffron.  I paired that up with some watercolor paper for a quick and easy card for this Blog hop.

Base: 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 5 1/4" x 4, and embossed with the Lovely Lace embossing folder
Layer 3: 6" piece of Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon 1/4"
Layer 4: Rose Red 2 1/2" square Tilted so it looks like a diamond
Layer 5: Rich Razzleberry 2 1/4" square
Layer 6: Water Color Paper 2 1/4" square
Layer 7: Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon, tied in a bow.

  1. Stamp the loads of thanks (on the diamond  ~ so that the points are straight up and down) using Stazon Ink.
  2. Using So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry Markers, color in the image to your tastes.
  3. Run layer 2 through the big shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  
  4. Attach the ribbon to the back of layer 2 using two glue dots on the back side of the card, either end. 
  5. Assemble the layers as shown in the photo and attach them to your card.  Take note to put the rose red layer on the diamond, the rich razzleberry on the square and the watercolor paper on the top layer.
  6. Attach the bow to the front of your card with a glue dot. 
  7. Enjoy!
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Selene Kempton  so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.  Thank you also for taking the time to check out my friends blogs below.  You won't be sorry you took a peek!


Ann Craig said...

Wow Selene. I love how the focal point just pops right out. Super colour choices too. a really cute card.

~ Cynthia said...

You made me realize I don't use So Saffron nearly enough Selene!! Beautiful card from a beautiful lady!

Kelly Acheson said...

Super cute!!!

Shannean Moncrieff said...

Selene I love the contrasting mounts on the 45! And the card is so cute! Great colour combo too.

Rose Marie Coleman said...

Great card, Selene! I love your color combination! I just ordered this set and now you've just encouraged me to start using it!

Alison Solven said...

Awesome card! So fresh and summery!

Linda Higgins said...

I may or may not be in love with that embossing folder... beautiful!

Betty Button said...

Very Nice Selene.

ness said...

Gorgeous colour combo Selene! Love your card :)

Janet Wakeland said...

I love that stamp set.. all the stamps are so cute - the wheel barrow was the only one I hadn't used it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lisa Curcio said...

Awesome idea to put the image on the diamond shaped piece of cardstock! BRILLIANT that's what you are!!!

Lisa Eaton said...

Loving that you've changed it up & used a diamond for your focus & I looove that wheelbarrow - CUTE!!!