Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but I’ve been celebrating the day for a couple of months. Today, I am sharing a card that also showcases a retiring stamp set, Bordering on Romance, and a combination of colors I stumbled upon and have fallen in love with. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- A Unique Cutout. I was playing around with this cutout from Apothecary Accents Framelits on another card and decided not to use it. I used the “scrap” piece to cut out an oval and just centered the oval on the piece. I decided to not use the oval, either, but quite liked the cobmination of the two. I sized the Very Vanilla card stock such that the tips of the framelit cutout lightly tapped the edges. I thought you’d like that.
- Color Coordination. This card started with two things I wanted to use: this polka dot pattern from Tea for Two and the flowers from Bordering on Romance. Calypso Coral has been successfully paired with cool Pool Party and bright Lucky Limeade. When I wanted to soften it a bit, I reached for Wild Wasabi. Something different, and I am so happy with the combination.
- Watercoloring. On a sheet of Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper, I stamped the flowers with Black Stazon. Using my AquaPainter, I painted the flowers with Calypso Coral and the leaves with Wild Wasabi. Quick tip: start at the center and pull the color out. Don’t color the entire image for a beautiful look. Here’s a closeup:
Stamp sets: Bordering on Romance, Delightful Dozen Papers: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Apotehcary Accents Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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