Saturday, 4 March 2017

SUO Challenge #169 - Celebrating Green!

I'm fueling my addiction for Stampin' Challenges and am playing along with SUO - Stampin' Up Only!  The challenge is to make a project of any kind that features the color Green! Until my SU order arrives on Monday green is not a common color in my stash of products so this was a true challenge for me. When Mossy Meadow cardstock hit the clearance rack I stocked up thinking this would be a great color to use for Christmas projects and so my project uses Mossy Meadow to satisfy the "green" in the challenge.  Here's my card:

Card Measurements and Supplies:

card base: Mossy Meadow 5 1/4" x 10 1/2 " scored at 5 1/4"
Always Artichoke would be a great substitute #105119
bottom layer: Elegant Eggplant (#105126) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
top layer: Whisper White (#100730) 4" x 4"
inside: Whisper White 5" x 5"

Stamp set: Tuscan Vineyard (clear #141902/ wood #141899)
Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad #140931
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974
VersaMark Stamp Pad #102283
Watercolor Pencils #141709
Blender Pen #102845
Aqua Painter #103054
Stampin' Emboss Powder - Copper #141636
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #129053
1" Circle Punch #119868
Paper Snips #103579
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430

Using your 1" circle punch, punch a circle out of the sticky part of a post-it note and place it in the centre of the top layer of Whisper White cardstock.  Using Basic Black Archival Ink, stamp the olive branch in a circle in the centre of the card.  Color the leaves of the olive branch using Old Olive Water Color Pencil and the olives using Rich Razzleberry Water Color Pencil, blend the color using a blender pen.  Mount the stamped cardstock to the Elegant Eggplant layer using SNAIL Adhesive. 

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the cork image using Early Espresso Classic Ink. Drag the ink over the image using an Aqua Painter to give the cork images their cork-color. Fussy cut the image using paper snips.  Give another piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock a wipe with the Embossing Buddy, stamp the round stamp image using VersaMark Ink.  Sprinkle with Copper Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool.  Punch out the image using the 1" circle punch.

Adhere the layers to the centre of the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals and add the corks and stamp to the card front with more dimensionals.

I hope this project inspires you.



  1. Wow, this is a great way to use Tuscan vineyard! Your card is perfect for celebrating green. So glad you joined the fun at SUOChallenges

  2. Thank you for your feedback Julia. For someone who doesn't have a lot of green to work with this project was a real challenge and it was so much fun. I look forward to playing along again next time.

  3. I love Mossy Meadow...wish they would replace Always Artichoke with it! You did a great job using the Tuscan Village image in a circle! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with the "green" challenge on SUO Challenges this time!

  4. Thanks Connie. I had fun with this challenge. I don't have a lot of green so it made it a bit tough but I was really pleased with the outcome. It was a lot of fun playing along. Thank you.

  5. Great card! Love how you used the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set in such a creative way. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenges.

  6. This is beautiful. I love that wreath made from that stamp - just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along in our SUO challenge!! :)

  7. Thanks Karen! I love the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set and I love wreaths. I thought it would be a fun way to use green (a color I don't use much at all). I loved playing along and look forward to the next challenge.

  8. How beautiful! LOVE how you used the stamp to make a wreath! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

  9. Thank you for your feedback Mary. I hope I was able to inspire.