Color Challenge Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations} – Hugs Enclosed

Hello friends! I hope that you’ve had a great weekend! The weather has really started to cool down over the weekend and I can feel the Autumn breeze in the air right now!

I’m swinging in today to remind you about our current color combo challenge over at {Cupcake Inspirations} and the second card I’ve made using the colors GREEN, PINK and LIME:

If you remember my card from last week, I had so much fun blending the green ink colors on the grass, I thought I’d continue with another panel of the ink blending on this backround too!  I also spritzed it with water and then once it was dry, I stamped the images from a Simon Says Stamp Crafty Friend stamp set with black ink.  I’ve used the stamp set throughout the card with the cut out scissors and envelope accents and the strip across the pink piece too.

I did white heat emboss the sentiment from the stamp set over the black strip on the heart.  I used just a set of Hero Arts Inifinity Heart dies to cut out the pink heart and another will vellum behind the heart and pink strip.  The pink heart was popped up with craft foam and so was that little envelope over top of it.  I did run the pink die cut heart through a Tim Holtz embossing folder and rubbed some white ink over it.

The blended ink and stamped background was cut out with a stitched rectangle die and layered over a black and then a green panel, which was then layered over top of an A2 sized top folding white card base.  I finished the card with some pink die cut hearts and some Studio Katia Cupid’s Kiss Crystals. (So happy to have again pulled out an older card kit!)

Here’s a closer look at the images on my card.  I just fussy cut the envelope and scissors WITH my scissors.😂  For the open areas in the handle of the scissors, I just took a small hand held circle punch to create the circle openings.

I have taken one of the pink hearts that I die cut for my background and used one over the tiny envelope on the heart.  The crystals add a nice bit of sparkle to the design too.

I think this will be a nice card to send out to one of my crafty friends!  I think maybe we could all use a crafty hug right now so maybe this will help!

Hope you will join us over on the {Cupcake Inspirations} blog to check out more inspiration from the team and join with us in this lovely color challenge too!  Thanks so much for stopping in today and I’ll see you again soon!


  1.  A Bit More Time to Craft – #124 Anything Goes
  2. QKR Stampede – #404 Anything Goes
  3. Creatalicious – #195 Anything Goes optional: use a punch
  4. Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + Sentiment
  5. Creative Knockouts – #368 Anything Goes
  6. Creative Fingers – #193 Anything Goes

30 thoughts on “Color Challenge Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations} – Hugs Enclosed

  1. Love the great background you created. The vellum heart underneath is clever idea. It is a wonderful card with fab details!
    xxx Margreet


  2. WOW what a gorgeous background Vicki!! I love the different shades of green and all of the stamped crafty items, beautiful card my friend!
    Hugs, Tammy


  3. LOL!! Oh my goodness, I found the “cutting out the scissors with my scissors” probably a little more funny than I should have – but thanks for the humor! Gorgeous card and one of my favorite color combos. I always enjoy how you point out all the little extras I might miss – like those tiny hearts. I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. I know I sure am.


  4. I just love the colors on this card, and the softness of the vellum under the heart. Love your fussy cutting- cute scissors : ) Did I mention I love the colors of your background?


  5. OH Vicki! This is an absolute vision! I love the bright green and how fun to see the crafty friends set stamped as a focal point – and a lovely heart to remind us what we think of this crafty! Delightful! Hugs!


  6. This is just the cutest card with that big pink heart! I love all the crafty elements added to this card in the green background too. It’s a super fun and cute card!


  7. How did I not see this – but anyway glad I ran across it and it is darling. Love the ink blending you have done and love the little scissors and envies. Great idea about punching the finger holes out with small circle punch . Always learn something from other bloggers. Great job on this one.


  8. Yes Vicki, I will take any hug I can get! Super vibrant colours and interesting background. Hugs to you too. CarolG


  9. What a great color combination! Fun card, dear friend! Thanks for the tip! I love popping be here to see what you’re up to!


  10. I don’t know how I got so far behind on my visits but I’m determined to visit every post and get caught up. 😀 Wonderful use of that color combo, Vicki! Loving the heart and your paper choice with all the crafting goodies is marvelous.


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