Friday, April 26, 2019


This week at TGIFC we are exploring Sepia tones!  A sepia tone is a reddish brown monochrome tint.  You used to see it in early photographs, giving the picture a warm, vintage feeling.  I hope this challenge inspires you to join in this week.  Just click on the banner below to head to the TGIFC site and upload you project!  You might even be our top pick this week. 

While Sepia is often associated with old photographs and vintage themes, that is not really my style.  I wanted to explore how sepia would look on a modern card.  I am sharing a sneak peek of a gorgeous stamp set called Wildly Happy, which will be available in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue come June 4th.  This Panda was perfect for my needs, and cute to boot!

My background was stamped in Crumb Cake and spritzed with just a little water to soften the look.  I changed to Soft Suede ink to watercolour my Panda because it has those red undertones I mentioned earlier. I kept the rest of the card clean and very minimal so that it had a modern look rather than a vintage look about it.  I love how it turned out!

If you would like to "get your sepia on" then we would love to see what you come up with!  Come join us!

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!


  1. Love your take on this challenge. This new "huggable" image and the background you chose are the perfect combination! I can see sending this adorable card to someone who needs a big hug.

  2. Beautiful card! I love how you aquatinted the pandas. Great shading.

  3. Love everything about this card--the gallery grunge background for the panda is so perfect and the coloring of the mama and baby is just spot on. What a great card!


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