Monday, February 20, 2023

The Color Throwdown: He Is Risen

With extra crafting time over this three-day weekend, I started thinking about Easter cards. With a cold wind howling outside my window, I was struggling to get any ideas for a sweet spring card. When I'm stuck, I always turn to my favorite challenges for a kickstart and sure enough, it was the Color Throwdown to the rescue!


This was a surprising inspiration for me because it has three of my least-used colors.  I am so not a yellow fan and cream kind of falls into that dislike.  Our likes and dislikes always amaze/confuse me because so many other people will list yellow as a favorite color but I just can't embrace it (unless it's more of a rich golden color).  Ditto for pink. I don't dislike it quite so much.  In fact, if you glance back at my cards you'll see an awful lot of Stampin' Up's Flirty Flamingo but just like my gold vs. yellow differentiation, the flamingo color just feels richer to me.  But the challenge was specifically light pink so I tried!

This card is really all about the embossing folder. There seems to be a new passion for embossing folders across the industry.  I've been doing this card thing for a very long time and at one point, I had a huge drawer full of embossing folders and used them on every single card.  But about 4 years ago, when we were moving after 25 years in the same house - I did a major cleanout and, at that time, embossing folders just weren't the big thing so I let go of all but my favorites.  SO many regrets over that. On the other hand, it allows me to bring new folders into my stash!  AND it turns out that Spellbinders has embossing folders of the month clubs - both regular and 3D.  This is the one that convinced me.  It's February's folder from the regular embossing folder card.  

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Thanks to The Color Throwdown for the inspiration to start my Easter card stash!


Dies: Simon Says Stamp He Is Risen, Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms

Paper: Stampin' Up Petal Pink and So Saffron, Taylored Expressions Granny Apple Green, Peapod and Buttercream Frosting, Recollections (Michaels) Pearl Pad

Other: Spellbinders Hydrangea Blooms EF (February EF of the month), Studio Katia Vintage Shimmer Pearls


  1. Kim, this is such a gorgeous design and I'm like you...venturing into the use of embossing folders again after letting then collect dust many years! So glad you found time to play along at rocked the colors!

  2. You embraced those colors and you used them perfectly, Kim! This is a lovely card and that EF is fantastic! I've purged and given things away too only to look for them or regret it later! But you're right, it leaves room for new stuff!


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