ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2017-2019 In Colors

Hi!  Welcome to the July Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!  I’m new to the ICS team this month.  In case you haven’t been to my blog before, my name is Sara Levin aka theartfulinker.  This month’s theme for the ICS Blog Hop introducing the 2017-2019 In Colors.  I’m loving the whole selection of new In Colors.  Do you have favorites yet?  Lets see if we can help inspire you to love them unconditionally 😉

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ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2017-2019 In Colors

Lovely Friends for ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2017-2019 In Colors from theartfulinker.com

I’m totally loving the new In Colors and

I’ve been making a card and then making it again

in the remaining four colors!

My cards are primarily monotone.

Starting from the top, I’ve used:

Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.

I used a wet Aqua Painter and ink refill in the appropriate color

and just made a kind of scribble from top to bottom on the Thick Whisper White layer.

The sentiment was stamped with an image from Lovely Friends.

You can do as I did and cut the “and” from the stamp or mask it off.

Tip: If you cut off the “and” be careful as it is very close to the “you”.  Be sure to save it for future use!

Lovely Friends for ICS Blog Hop - card detail - from theartfulinker.com

Then, I used the flower die from Support Ribbon Framelits and cut Fresh Florals Designer Paper.

The center of each flower is a result of the die cutting.

I used the circles from a contrasting color and then topped it with a dome

created with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Next, I added an overlapped strip of 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in the matching color.

Then, I topped off the ribbon with a Clear Faceted Gem.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my In Color Lovely Friends cards!

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Don’t forget to check out Terri’s In Color creations!

Just click the next button to see her creative inspiration.

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  • Reply
    Candy Ford
    July 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Stunning! Just stunning!

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    Megan T
    July 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I’m totally CASEing these cards! I love the flowers cut out of DSP!

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      Sara Levin
      July 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Have fun CASEing! I love cutting them — they’re like a fun little surprise every time!!

  • Reply
    July 10, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Nice! I love how you used the aqua painter for watercoloring!

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      Sara Levin
      July 10, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      The Aqua Painter is the perfect tool for watercoloring.

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    Nichole Loe
    July 10, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Welcome to the ICS group! So happy to have you on the team. I love the simple, monotone, beautiful cards you have created!

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      Sara Levin
      July 10, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you Nichole. It’s lovely that there are enough coordinating products to create interesting monotone cards.

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    Audra Monk
    July 9, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Very nice. I like the use of the DSP for the die cutting.

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      Sara Levin
      July 9, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Audra. It’s kind of fun to see just how different the designer paper looks when it’s cut like this.

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    Anastasia Radloff
    July 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Welcome to the team from another newbie this month! Love your site and love your projects!

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    Darla Roberts
    July 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Love your assortment of cards! Awesome layout!

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      Sara Levin
      July 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Darla! Everyone needs a pretty, simple card.

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    July 6, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Great cards! Great way to show the new colors and some of the new products as well!

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      Sara Levin
      July 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you Tammy! I’m just loving the whole suite of coordinated In Color products!

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    Terri Takashige
    July 5, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Sara, these are stunning cards!

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    Janey Backer
    July 5, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Such beautiful cards – I really wish I could see them larger. They are lovely!!!

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      Sara Levin
      July 5, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you Janey! Sounds like the perfect reason to make them!

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    July 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Beautiful cards, Sara! Love the watercoloring! And welcome to the Design Team!

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