I love when I can combine two challenges to make one beautiful card. For the second week in a row, I’m able to combine a challenge from the Paper Players (this week’s wonderful sketch) and a challenge from Can You Case It? (a great color challenge) to make a card. By pairing the two, I’ve taken two elements off my card off my plate, so all I needed to do was think of a theme and what images I wanted to showcase. Easy, right? Here’s my card I created with these two challenges:
And here’s Claire Broadwater’s fun sketch and Terri Takashige’s color combination that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Garden in Bloom. I’ve owned the Garden in Bloom stamp set since the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog was first introduced. I don’t do a lot with flowers, so I wasn’t surprised to see that this is the first time I’ve inked up these images. Still, I had a lot of fun with these flowers. I stamped the largest part of the Three-Step Stampin’ flower in Daffodil Delight, highlighted the insides of the flower with Crushed Curry and then stamped the outline with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. It really made these flowers pop!
- Building a Butterfly. After stamping the flowers and butterfly, I snipped each one out with paper snips. It’s really difficult to get a good cut on some tiny, thin images – like the butterfly antennae. It’s just hard to maneuver around the antennae and wings at the same time. Half-way through snipping the butterfly, I made the executive decision (I can do that) to snip the butterfly without the antennae. I stamped the image again and snipped the antennae without the wings and left enough image below the antennae to glue it to the back of the snipped butterfly. Easy as pie! Mmm…I love pie.
- Designer Series Paper Stacks to the Rescue. I can’t say enough about how much I love Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Stacks. Each color collection comes with pages in each color, so you are never left out. When I wanted a Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White backdrop for these Daffodil Delight flowers, I had FOUR options to complete my card. Sure, there may be other papers with the color I want, but these paper stacks ensure I always have what I need. I’ve included a link to ALL Designer Series Paper Stacks in my product listing below.
Stamp Sets: Garden in Bloom, Endless Thanks Papers: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Temptin Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Washi Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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