This month on the ICS Blog Hop we’re featuring three returning colors. I’ve used the Varied Vases bundle (Varied Vases stamp set and Vases Builder Punch) to create a card that uses all three. 

Here are the colors:

ICS Blog Hop August 2018 Color Challenge #stampcandy

Here’s what I made:

card made using the Varied Vases stamp set and Vase Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


card made using the Varied Vases stamp set and Vase Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 3-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (Blackberry Bliss pattern)
  • Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) cut to 3-1/2″ x 4″ (Coastal Cabana pattern)
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-1/4″ x 3-7/8″
  • Nature’s Poem DSP cut to 3-1/4″ x 3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-1/8″ x 5/8″

Stamped with the Varied Vases stamp set:

  • vase in Blackberry Bliss ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • 3 flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink onto a scrap of Flirty Flamingo CS
  • 3 stems in Coastal Cabana ink onto the 3-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink onto the 3-1/8″ x 5/8″ Whisper White CS strip

Cut using the Vases Builder Punch:

  • stamped images: vase and 3 flowers
  • 2 leaves from a scrap of the Tea Room SDSP

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Nature’s Poem DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Tea Room SDSP layer glued onto the Nature’s Poem DSP layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Tea Room SDSP layer
  • vase, leaves, and flowers glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment glued onto the Nature’s Poem DSP strip
  • Nature’s Poem DSP strip adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • one Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dot applied to the sentiment

Here’s the hop:

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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