Cards with the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle

The cards in today’s post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

The Thoughtful Expressions Bundle is a new item in the January to April mini-catalog. This project highlights my favorite image in the set which is this lovely hummingbird. These cards also feature four of the five retiring InColors. These colors will retire at the end of April and I simply can’t get enough of them!

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

The hummingbird is heat embossed in white on a piece of watercolor paper. I’ve then used Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, and Starry Sky to watercolor the image. I simply love how these colors blend and mix with one another!

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

The sentiment is also heat embossed in white and then water colored so it would have a similar look to the water colored bird.

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

In the photo you see above, I’ve used a simple strip of ribbon across the bottom. I decided to add a touch of Silver trim tied to that flat ribbon in the end.

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

The photo below shows a close up of this added little touch of silver. I think it’s a nice added element on the card that makes it just a bit more lovely!

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

Here’s my second card and the version I made during my Facebook Live video:

The hummingbird and sentiment here are both stamped in black on basic white cardstock instead of heat embossed in white on water color paper. All the beautiful detail in the hummingbird image really shows when stamped in the black and I prefer it just a bit over the heat embossed image. In addition, the image and sentiment are both colored using Blends Alcohol Markers for a slightly different look.

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

Here’s a closeup of the hummingbird. While it really doesn’t show in the photograph, I’ve also added some Clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer and shine.

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.
The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

This next hummingbird was created in yet another way! Stamp the hummingbird in Jet Black StazOn on water color paper and then watercolor it. It’s so vibrant right?

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

Decorate the inside with a strip created using a scrap of vellum cardstock cut from the piece shown on the front. I love coordinating the design on the outside with something on the inside.

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

Check out the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and Botanical Beauty background stamp used on these cards! I love these products!

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

Here are my two projects side by side:

Do you have a favorite? Scroll down to the end of this post to leave a comment and let me know what you think. You’ll find a link to my Facebook Live video there as well.

The cards in today's post feature the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle and a gorgeous color scheme including four of the 2022-2024 InColors.

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Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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