Wild Ferns and Lemon Lime Twist

Summer is coming, and the colours for this week’s colour inspiration are very much a summery group. Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo. Highland Heather, and Petunia Pop all make me want to head out to the garden and play with flowers, or perhaps keep the stamp set theme going- Wild Ferns.

Each of the cards features the Wild Ferns stamp set, and Lemon Lime Twist as the main colour.

Sometimes, with the colour combos, some pleasantly surprise me- like the Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist card, while others, like the Flirty Flamingo paired with Lost Lagoon leave me feeling… lots. Some combos work, and some don’t, but each crafter has their own preference, and the only way sometimes to see if something will work for you is to try it out.

Have you noticed that the 2024-25 Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue has sketches on Page 22? If you’ve been around these parts for any length of time, you’ll know that I love sketches. They are such a great starting point for creativity, and the possibilities are endless- you can easily create multiple cards from one simply by changing up the stamps, papers, and colours of ink and cardstock.

This design is simplest. Instead of using the rectangles, I opted for circles, and put the ribbon on an angle instead of straight across. This design would be perfect for a beginner crafter. Simply punch out three 2″ circles- two Lemon Lime Twist and one Basic White, stamp the sentiment, and roll the circle through the Coastal Cabana ink to add colour to the edges. Cut two strips of ribbon and adhere with a little bit of tape at the back. You could stamp the Highland Heather to create your own background, and add whichever bling you wanted to add a little sparkle and shine.

This combo uses three 1″ x 4 1/2″ strips of Country Lace DSP, and a punched piece using the curved label punch and the 2″ punch for the sentment. The sentiment was stamped three times on Petunia pop using Blackberry Bliss ink. Can you believe I have NO Blackberry Bliss paper? I was surprised I ran out.

This card can be stepped up with additional bling, or perhaps dry embossing the mat layer. You can step up and change a sketch any way you’d like- it’s a base for your inspiration.

Have you used blending brushes? For this one, the Country lace paper strips (1″ x 4 1/2″) were iked up with Lost Lagoon ink. The Flirty Flamingo layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and the strips were placed on the card where the ribbon would go. A Curved Label punched piece highlights the sentiment circle. I think if I was going to redo this card, I would try inking up the patterned paper with Flirty Flamingo, have the base layer be Lemon Lime Twist, and use Pretty Peacock for the sentiment and the label punch. Or maybe use Pretty Peacock for the base layer.

The possibilities truly are limitless.

If you try out any of these colour combos or the sketches, I would love to see them! Pop over to my Facebook page and show off your creations. If you’re looking for more sketchy inspiration, click here.

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