This Should Have Been a Three-fer.
When I created this card, it was for the What Will You Stamp Challenge, WWYS#211 for the Vibrant Vases, and Freshly Made Sketches FMS380 provided the layout. I missed the deadline for WWYS#211, but I am going to make the FMS380 deadline. The color pallette was provided by Color Throwdown, ctd535.
Here are all the challenge banners:
Here’s my Vibrant Vases, Freshly Made Sketches, and What Will You Stamp card:
I first stamped all the flowers in Basic Black, and then used the two-step stamps for the roses and the daisies in Daffodil Delight. Coloring over the stamped Daffodil Delight ink with my Stamping Up Stamp Write markers allowed me to lightly shade the flowers.
I thoroughly enjoyed coloring these flowers with the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Real Red Stamping Write Markers. I didn’t dare try to use the Stamping Blends because the flowers were small and I didn’t want it to run. Coloring relaxes me, and when the SU stamps provide beautiful images, how could I not love the coloring.
The sentiment is also from Vibrant Vases. I used the Stitched Shapes small rectangle to crop the flowers, and the Rectangle Stitched dies for the sentiment. All the squares and the sentiment got the popped-up treatment from some dimensionals. Finally, I placed some of my current fave ribbon, the tulle polka dots, under my greeting and I was done.
Just in Time!
When I uploaded the link for What Will You Stamp # 164 I had 3 minutes before the collection closed. I hadn’t even written this blog post; I just created the post, titled it, added the photo, and posted it on the challenge. When I checked the link, I had 1 hour and one minute to create this card. Now I can write the post. Mission accomplished.
WWYS # 164 is to use the Petal Palette stamp set. I love this set! The Petal Pair embossing folders arrived in my last order, so using the vine one was perfect. This little bird is beautiful! I’ve colored it in a variety of colors, and I’ve even done the reverse stamping technique for one of the birds, but I’ve been enjoying the Basic Black, Whisper White, and Bermuda Bay color combination lately. I cropped the delicate vine with the Petals and More Thinlets, as wll as the banner and filigree behind the banners. I had to cut two black banners in order to create the mat for the white banner. In order to get the white banner totally surrounded, I needed to cut one black banner horizontally and one vertically.
Here’s my card:
Case This Sketch # 268
This clean and simple layout from CTS is perfect for this stamp/thinlet/embossing folder trio. I wanted the Bermuda Bay pieces to shine and pop on the card, but needed a panel for this challenge. The Petal Pair embossing folder fit the bill. I added the leaf stalks, the banners for the sentiment, and the little bird. The leaf stalks were adhered using my Fine Tip Glue Pen (can you even imagine putting mini dimensionals on the back of that??), and mini and standard dimensionals on the banners and the bird.
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