Blended Seasons Bundle, Gorgeous Grape, Granny apple Green, Petal Pink

I recently received a color challenge in one of the groups I belong to on Facebook. The challenge is to use the following Stampin’UP! colors from the new 2018 catalog.

These are the colors for the challenge.

I was a little intimidated at first, especially with the black in the mix, but when I saw this flower bunch in the new Blended Seasons Bundle, (available Aug 1-31) I knew I could do it. And while the Granny Apple Green is not part of the challenge, it plays a big role here in bringing everything together.

Blended Seasons Bundle, Gorgeous Grape, Granny apple Green, Petal Pink

These are the additional colors I used to create interest and dimension to my flowers

I stamped these flowers onto either flap of a gate fold card, and “fussy cut” the edges on the mid line. The flowers are actually stamped in opposite directions to allow them to come together in middle very nicely. This gave me plenty of options to use the colors I needed for the challenge. I had been wanting to try this technique for a while, and this was a great opportunity. I then used the ink refills to color my flowers. If you have seen any of my creations, you know I love to watercolor with the Stampin’UP! inks. I love the richness of the dye ink and the flexibility it affords.

Blended Seasons Bundle, Gorgeous Grape, Granny apple Green, Petal PinkI then used the Big Shot to cut out my inside center pieces in the Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green for the sentiment. Isn’t that a great name for this color green? It really looks like a green apple! These  stitched dies are part of the Blended Seasons Bundle.

Blended Seasons Bundle, Gorgeous Grape, Granny apple Green, Petal PinkI pull this gate fold together with the black ribbon which I placed behind the inside panels, and cut a slit in each side to feed the ribbon thru.

I have enjoyed this challenge, and I hope you find something in here that inspires you to create as well. Thanks for stopping by y’all.

xox, Rachael


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