Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges…Inspiration came from the following:

Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#658); Color – Fab Friday (#212) and Technique – TGIF (#314)

And this is the result:



  • To create the Ombre effect on my three panel strips (⅝” x 3”), I used a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color a piece of Basic White scrap cardstock.  For the Greens, I transitioned from Soft Sea Foam to Old Olive with a bit of retired Wild Wasabi in the middle.  For the Orange, I transitioned from Pale Papaya to Flirty Flamingo to a Calypso Coral and Cinnamon Cider mixture to get a Terracotta Tile effect.
  • The completed strips reminded me of a Misty Forest and a Lake Sunset.  Pushing around a few ideas, I settled on creating a scene with Trees.  I selected to die-cut two Basic Black cardstock Trees using the Pine Wood Dies (retired).
  • Carrying forward the Tree motif, I opted to use the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder on a Very Vanilla cardstock background panel (4” x 5¼”).
  • For the Very Vanilla cardstock sentiment label (⅜” x 1 ¼”), I stamped the entire sentiment, You make a Difference EVERYDAY, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then closely trimmed it omitting the word EVERYDAY.

I opted for a Soft Succulent card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) as this toned in so nicely with my Ombre colored strips.

I really like how this card turned out.  It is always interesting to see what can happen when you start coloring a piece of paper…

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

  1. Wow, Jolanda, what a striking layout! Perfect marriage of texture, dies and color, just lovely! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


  2. I feel a CASE coming on with this card! I love it all! The narrow ombre strips is such a cool way to use the challenge colors and set off the trees! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


  3. Beautiful card! I love those strips of ombre’ colored cardstock that you created. Really awesome idea and card. Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week!


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