One Color Three Shades Card

Today’s post, One Color Three Shades is really fun! Just choose a color. I chose purple. Then pick three shades of purple and “go to town”. My colors, of course, are from the Stampin’ Up! families of colors.

One Color Three Shades Card
It’s definitely time for a happy dance now that I’m able to publish this post!!! Would you believe I started this post in April!?

My Colors:

  • Fresh Freesia
  • Highland Heather
  • Gorgeous Grape
  • The card base and stamped layers are Basic White.

The layers were trimmed to size using the Stampin’ Cut & Die Machine and the Stitched Rectangles Dies, starting with the second to largest die for the Gorgeous Grape layer. The greeting is cut from the Ornate Frames Dies Set.

For the stamping I used the Flowing Flowers cling stamp set (January-June 2022 Mini Catalog), Highland Heather, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Classic inks.

I placed Dimensionals between all layers except the greeting.

Finally, the embellishments are Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials (sadly just retired) that I colored using my Highland Heather Stampin’ Marker.

This is an easy card to make so why not give it a try!

  • Choose your STAMP SET and your COLORS and either a Basic White or Very Vanilla card base and layer to be stamped on.
  • Choose STAMPIN’ INK COLORS to match your card stock or to at least coordinate with it.
  • Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ OR 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded to create your card base. Burnish the crease with a Bone Folder. TIP: Fold your card front away from the groove……”smashing the mountain”. This is easier on the card stock. Trust me.
  • Largest colored layer: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Middle colored layer: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
  • Smallest colored layer: 4-1/4 x 3″
  • Basic White or Very Vanilla top/stamped layer: 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Basic White or Very Vanilla scrap for greeting
  • Embellish with stampin’ jewels of your choice.

How to put it all together:

  • Fold your Basic White or Very Vanilla to create the card base.
  • Layer your colored pieces using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stamp the image of your choice on the 4″ x 2-3/4″ White or Vanilla layer
  • Center and attach these layers to your card base if you haven’t already.
  • Stamp your sentiment on the scrap and either trim it with scissors or die cut with dies of your choice.
  • Embellish with ‘jewels’.

Several Months Later…..Oooops

As much as I really do love this card, apparently I totally forgot to publish this post. So…..oooops, yip, here it is. Started in April 2022 and finally published in October 2022. Please enjoy. I’m definitely still in the learning stages of this newly reformed blogging platform. But, by golly, I’ll win one of these days. Coming in the next few days will be a few of the Halloween cards we’ve been creating in classes. Obviously, or apparently, I was ignoring my blog because I was afraid of it.

My musical thought that stuck as I was updating this post:

  • Inch by inch
  • Row by row
  • Come and see my garden grow
  • All it takes is a rake and a hoe……..and a piece of fertile ground (my brain??)
  • Thank you John Denver for the smile. And encouragement.

And now, while humming this tune, I’ll be doing a bit more blogging homework. See you real soon.

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