A Coach for my Secret Garden

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I’m loving this card! Totally CASED from SU demonstrator, Anne Marie Hile. Just one of the cards my Stamp Club members will be creating at this month’s class!

There’s a lot going on in this card–embossing folder, framelits, dsp, seam binding ribbon, sponging, dazzling details, and pearl jewels–whew! Did I forget to mention dimensionals (you know I can’t make a card without them-lol!) But I assure you it was not as overwhelming as it may seem. The Secret Garden bundle includes coordinating framelits, which are a huge time saver. No need for scissors– simply place the framelit over your stamped image, and run it through the big shot!

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Using Anne’s card as my inspiration, I selected the Gumball Green dsp from the NEW Poetry Prints paper pack. I wasn’t sure what coordinating colors to use,  so I reached for my trusty “Color Coach” (#121046)20130312-061936.jpg

The color coach is easy to overlook in the catalog, however, it’s one tool I could not live without! EVERY color is represnted in a full size true-to-color swatch. But wait, it gets even better! On the back of each color card is a list of not one, but two examples of 3-color combinations.

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So when I looked at the Gumball Green color card, I knew exactly which colors to use: Melon Mambo and Marina Mist. I would have never thought to use those colors together!

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Your Turn: So what do you think? What colors would you like to try with this card??? Bold Brights, Soft Subtle Pastels, Rich Regals, Neutrals???

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Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: Secret Garden Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits!), Word Play

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Poetry Prints DSP

Etc: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon,  Oval Framelits, Dazzling Details, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals, sponges

Have a fabulous day & thanks for checking in!

~Lauren

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