About a month ago I joined the Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group and every week they have a card challenge.  This past week was challenge #20 which was a color challenge – you had to create a card using these colors – Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Ruby Red.  These are colors from the Earth Elements and some that I really like to use so I wanted to make sure I made a card for the challenge.  It just took me until 10 o’clock Sunday night until I started – and the entries are due by midnight.  I do feel that I am literally a Late Night Stamper – my creative juices flow at night and even while I sleep I really do come up with ideas – no joke.  The picture of this card isn’t the best since I took about 11 last night and it was of course dark and no sunshine to help me with lighting.  It is really pretty and 3-D in person.


  • Kraft card stock
  • Ruby Red card stock and classic ink
  • Chocolate Chip card stock and classic ink
  • Old Olive card stock and classic ink
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Watercolor paper
  • Wagon Full of Fun stamp set
  • Stampin’ Sponges
  • Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon
  • Paper Piercer and Mat pack
  • Water Color Wonder Crayons – Earth Elements
  • Aqua Painter
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals


  1. Cut Kraft card stock to 11″ x 4-1/4″ and score at 5-1/2″.  Sponge the front edges with Chocolate Chip ink.
  2. Cut Ruby Red card stock to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Sponge the edges with Ruby Red ink.
  3. Cut Chocolate Chip card stock to 2″ x 2″.  Sponge the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.
  4. Cut Old Olive card stock to 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Sponge the edges with Old Olive ink.
  5. Adhere Old Olive piece to Chocolate Chip piece.  Adhere Chocolate Chip piece to the Ruby Red piece allowing space for the greeting underneath and the ribbon to the left.
  6. Use the Paper Piercer and mat pack to pierce a box around the Chocolate Chip square.
  7. Adhere the Ruby Red piece to the front of the Kraft card.
  8. Tie the Chocolate Chip Ribbon around the front of the card on the left side and tie in a knot.  Trim ends.
  9. Stamp greeting in Chocolate Chip ink on the bottom of the card front.
  10. Stamp the flower pot image on Watercolor Paper twice with Black StazOn Ink.  Watercolor both images using the Aqua Painter and Water Color Wonder Crayons and Classic Ink.  I first used the WWC to add a light layer of each color then went over with the Classic ink to darken areas.
  11. Cut out both images.  On one I cut out the flower head by itself and the front portion of the pot by itself.
  12. Adhere the full image to the Old Olive square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add the cut portions on top of the full image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This gives it a real 3-D look – because the flower stem and back of the pot end up in the back ground.  It doesn’t show that well in the photograph but looks real good in person.

I think I’ll make some more cards to match using the other images in the Wagon Full of Fun stamp set.

I hope you like it.  Have a happy Memorial Day!