Exploring In Colors

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to do a Thank You card for her workshop.  She wanted it to be something simple and reproducible.  She was looking for inspiration for gifts, and thought if she could take the same card and produce it in a few different colors she could make sets.

No problem, I said.  That’s an easy one, I said.

Famous last words.

Maybe the muse was on vacation.  (I live on MAUI, for goodness sakes.  Where would my muse want to GO already?)  Maybe I was putting too much pressure on myself.  Shoot, maybe it was the hormones – they’re responsible for everything else that goes wrong in my life!!  It took much longer than it should have, but I came up with something that made us both happy:

Vintage Vogue Thanks in Poppy

  • Vintage Vogue and A Note of Thanks stamp sets
  • Very Vintage Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel
  • Whisper White, Poppy Parade and Early Espresso card stock
  • Early Espresso and Poppy Parade Classic ink pads
  • XL Decorative Label and Bitty Circle punches
  • Crop-a-dile; Stampin’ Sponge; Early Espresso 3/8″ taffeta ribbon

My goal for this card was to come up with a design that could be made in the 2010-2011 In Colors.   I think that’s what made it challenging for me.   I wanted to highlight the great value in the Card Stock and Classic Pad In Color kit –  5 Classic ink pads plus a 20 sheet assortment of the 2010 In Color papers for $29.95 (item 120952).  If you haven’t done the math yet, I’ll do it for you; that’s getting the paper assortment (valued at $6.95) for free.  It’s even in the catalog on page 165, but it doesn’t jump out at you so I like to point it out at workshops…or even in blog posts.


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