Welcome to the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday challenge! Today, to meet this color challenge, I am using the Strong of Heart stamp set. This set is the Stampin’ Up! charity stamp set of the year. For each stamp set sold, $3.00 will be donated to support heart health.
For today’s challenge, I created a 4 1/4″ square card. I am using a Smoky Slate base (4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″) with a 3 3/4″ square layer of Basic Black and a 3 1/2″ square layer of Smoky Slate. I stamped the floral heart with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it with dark Polished Pink and light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Don’t you love how striking the Polished Pink looks?
I used the same layers and ink colors on the inside of the card as on the card front. The “you amaze me” sentiment is apropos for so many people in my life as I watch them power through their struggles. I cut a 2 1/4″ strip of Polished Pink designer series paper (DSP) from the 2021-23 DSP pack and glued it to the outside of the envelope flap, then cut around it.
The Strong of Heart Envelope:
Next, let’s take a look at how to alter a medium (A2) envelope so the 4 1/4″ square card will not slide around in it. Looking at the front of the envelope, I punched Symmetrical Stems on the right side through both layers of the envelope.
Slimming the Inside of the Envelope.
Next, I cut a 1 1/4″ strip of Polished Pink cardstock (CS) and inserted it into the envelope. Finally, you can opt to trim the strip so the top of the CS does not show when open or leave it as is. I put adhesive on both sides of the strip edge that glues on the inside edge of the envelope. This seals off the right side of the envelope, leaving room in the envelope for the card with no room to slide. Plus, it adds interest to the happy mail in your recipient’s mailbox!
With no further ado, it is time to send you to Create With Connie & Mary to see what the other design team members have made to inspire you to use these colors together.
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