This is the last of the In Color cards that I created for the 2021-23 In Color club participants. This card features the beautiful dark green called Evening Evergreen. I used a couple of items from the Tidings of Christmas Suite when I designed this card – the patterned paper on the edges and the Chevron ribbon. In both of these instances, the amount of the product I used was small, but it added some visual interest that really stepped up the card. Actually, I think that this was the most involved of my In Color cards for this round. The greeting is embossed, which my husband keeps telling me I don’t do very often any more. And I brushed the white multi-star diecut with Wink of Stella – you really can’t see it in the picture (it never photographs well). This all means that for this card which has a fair amount of white space has some stepped elements for the things that are there.

Sharing the last of the In Color club cards has me looking ahead to the new In Colors that will be available on May 3rd. I don’t want to spill any beans, but I have to say that the new colors are really great! This also means that we’re saying goodbye to the 2020-22 In Colors, and all of those products are on the retirement list. There are some lovely colors that are leaving, and this is your last chance to get any that you’ve been thinking about. You can use this link that shows products still available that feature one (or more) of the retiring In Colors.

I used this past sketch challenge from the Global Design Project as the layout inspiration for my card. I even used a diecut like the original sketch – stars instead of a pretty butterfly. The ink blot stamp from Artistically Inked was perfect to create the background behind the diecut. I really like how my card turned out using this inspiration layout. I hope that the club members liked the card, too!

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