Today our In Color is Soft Suede.

This colour is a rich brown with a hint of green.


On this card I used a new stamp set called Animal Stories. I love this giraffe! The set also has an owl, elephant and a whale. A great set for kids but you can also dress it up a bit as I did here.

I love our designer series papers and use them as often as possible for quick, simple cards. Since I didn’t have one today that matched our featured colour, I decided to make my own. Using glossy cardstock, I applied rubbing alcohol to a cotton pad and then a drop of re-inker. Making long lines across the page, first I used soft suede and then dusty durango. A little crushed curry finished off the background. What an easy technique!

Finally, I embellished with jumbo eyelets and soft suede polka dot ribbon, using the reverse side to hide the dots.

So, how does Soft Suede compare to our existing colours. Take a look!


From left to right:

Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke

And to finish out In Color week, tomorrow is Dusty Durango day and Blog Candy!