Just saying hello

Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Can’t believe we’re in the middle of May already! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new Monochrome challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps so be sure to come on over and play! We know you love you some Bugaboo! I created another front step card, this one being a hybrid card featuring one of my favorite fun folds, using the 4 Block Tulip Square digital image gifted to me from Bugaboo and a stamped sentiment from Altenew! I love this image! A good friend of mine recently asked me what a ‘hybrid’ card is so I explained the card maker’s definition which is the use of rubber/clear stamping along with digital stamping on cards, and the scrapbooker’s definition which is the use of store-bought patterned paper along with digital paper on scrapbook layouts. I scrapbooked years ago and created hybrid layouts all the time but just kind of lost interest and got into card making. But she thought that was awesome and said she had never heard of that term, lol! She’s not a crafter, so go figure… ;)

For the Monochrome challenge this fortnight, we are to use varying shades of purple as shown in the photo below. I love purple so this challenge was a fun one!

I created a front step card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and cut layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. I ran two of the layering panels through the Big Shot with a Swiss Dots embossing folder for a little texture. I colored the tulip image with alcohol markers in several shades of purple, layered it on CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock and then on the CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock with just a tiny bit showing on the sides, and adhered it to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in dark purple ink, cut it with a flagged die and adhered it at the top. The final touch was adding purple enamel dots to the top and bottom.

I cut the back panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with two hello die cuts that I cut from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock and layered together to carry over the sentiment from the front. I adhered a Swiss Dots embossed dark purple strip and a narrow amethyst strip to the top of the panel.

And one more look… a side view so you can see the cool construction. I show this every time I make this fold, lol! I love it! And it folds flat for mailing!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps 4 Block Tulip Square digital image, Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 437, 439, 441; Memento Elderberry ink
Dies/Punches: Altenew Calming Reverie die set, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet Purple Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Bugaboo Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig