Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I love Wisteria Wonder!

Hello Stamping Friends!

As you know, I love color challenges.  But I have noticed that it is rare for SU's wisteria wonder to be included in the challenge palettes (at least challenges I participate in.)  So, I was excited to see 2 challenges this week that use this color:  the Shine Your Light challenge n the ODBD blog, and the ColourQ challenge.   I have a big trip tomorrow, so I made simple cards, both with a wisteria card base.  I am taking these pictures late at night...sorry about the shadows!

My first card uses 2 stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs: "Angel' and "Guardian Angel." I used the angel once for a Christmas card, but otherwise, these stamps have not gotten enough attention lately.  Time for that to change!

I embossed a piece of blushing bride with the fancy fold folder.  The concord crush pattern paper is from the long-retired hostess stack.  On whisper white, I stamped the Guardian Angel prayer in concord crush, and the angel is stamped over it in crisp cantaloupe.  I sponged the edges with blushing bride, then popped it up with dimensionals.  Concord crush twill ribbon and tiny basic rhinestone gems in the flower centers finish it off.  I have a special young girl in mind for this card.  She is going through a tough time, and could use a bit of encouragement.

Next, a very quick card for the ColourQ.  I had a scrap of pattern paper that
almost matched, and I colored an image in the challenge colors...then stopped for dinner.  After dinner, I realized that, while the colors matched, the styles didn't.  It looked awful!  LOL  So I started over, using the SU set "Work of Art."  This set is perfect for ultra-fast stamping!  I just made a random design on whisper white, and matted it with night of navy, then popped it up with dimensionals.  The melon DSP is from Razzleberry Lemonade.  Finally, I added a melon button and wisteria bakers twine.  This card has some bulk, but extra postage is okay when I send it to someone special.

It was fun to stamp today...especially with these cool colors!  Thanks for coming by to check out my cards!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. What pretty cards - I like the way you combined the ODB stamps. I saw this on their blog and had to check it out!

  2. Both are fabulous, Kim! Beautiful, beautiful work!

  3. Both of your cards are gorgeous, Kim!! I love your layouts and designs. The angel is one of my fave stamps and you used it beautifully for a non-Christmas card!!! Great take on the inspiration!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  4. A fun mix of patterns on your groovy card! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!