Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Hi friends!  There's a new papercrafting challenge in town, and it's called Color Hues! Today is our our very first challenge.  Color Hues was created by Nancy Leppek, who I'm sure many of you already know.  The concept: twice a month we shall challenge you to use as many hues as you wish of the two colors we name (plus neutrals) in your project. The design team will always have projects to inspire you, and you may enter each challenge up to three times. 

Here are the colors for our first challenge! 

Yellow and green immediately made me think of sunflowers.  Here's my card using these colors:

I stamped this gorgeous sunflower from The Ton stamps using Catherine Pooler inks.  Although it looks like I used an orange color on the sunflower, it's actually Tiara over Limoncello & I added the third layer of this stamp using Sauna ink.  Sauna is in Catherine's Spa ink line up but still yellow.  I stamped the leaves using different hues of green from Catherine's party collection of inks.

I added the Savannah Cover Plate Die in white for some tone on tone dimension to my background.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I hope you will play along and hop on over to the Color Hues Challenge blog to see how my fellow Design Team members were inspired!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  

I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you!  I really appreciate your love and support.


  1. WOW! Your pop-of-colour sunflower placed atop the pretty die cut background makes for a stunning card! Talk about a gorgeous debut to the new challenge! Again, thrilled to be on the team with you!

  2. Beautiful card Kristie. That sunflower is perfection.

  3. You are sweet! I am sure most don't know me at all! LOL That cover-plate white on white and sunflower look amazing together! Excellent card and so glad you are with me on this team! HUGS!

  4. The pop of color on the textured background is really great! You did that multistep stamping perfectly!

  5. What a wonderful design; I love the cover plate with that gorgeous sunflower popping off the corner! So excited to be joining you on this new challenge.

  6. Your card is so beautiful Kristie! I love the depth of your sunflower!

  7. Isn't it fun how we both went immediately to sunflowers, and came up with two very different cards! Yours, with the beautiful die cut panel, is gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful card Kristie. Love the background for the pretty sunflower. Congrats on The Color Hues design team.

  9. Hi Kristie,
    Your card is gorgeous! I love the beautifully inked sunflower. It makes such a statement over the die cut panel. I'm so happy to be sharing this challenge with you!

  10. Sunflowers were a perfect choice for this colour challenge and a single bloom makes such an impact.
    So happy to be working with you on this new challenge. :)

  11. WOW - that is a wonderful card using the two colour hues Kristie. love the layered die cut background! It sounds like a real challenge. I may have to think about that!!
    Stay safe

  12. Beautiful background to showcase your pretty sunflower. I'm so glad you posted which CP colors you used cause those were the ones I picked and was hoping they were in the yellow hue. Congrats on being a DT on this fun, new challenge.

  13. Beautiful card Kristie! I love where your mind went with the yellow/green hues challenge. Love the beautiful background too, this is stunning sympathy card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

  14. Beautiful texture and color Kristie!


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