Before I share today’s project, I want to thank the design team at Create with Connie and Mary for selecting my “Best Part of Waking Up” coffee cup card as a Top 3 Pick last week. I love to be inspired by online challenges, and it’s always nice to get a “kudos” in return. If you missed that card, you can see it here.
Today’s project blends Create with Connie and Mary’s color challenge with Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge. Online challenges are great – with my sketch and colors selected, all I had to do is pick a stamp set to work with. OK, maybe there’s still a little more left to do – but I do have less decisions to make. 🙂 Here’s my card:
And here’s this week’s sketch from Mojo Monday:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Blended Bloom. By now, you’ve seen this Blended Bloom flower all over the place, right? Blended Bloom is one of the stamp sets that was included in Stampin’ Up!’s pre-order for demonstrators. While it’s perfect for Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilties (not yet available to customers – but soon), I decided to heat emboss it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To add a little extra texture to the flower, I painted the folded petals with my Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
- Centering You. Sometimes you just have to play around with shapes and colors. The “YOU” in this sentiment from Flower Patch is the important part of the saying. I highlighted it by placing the “YOU” over the center of the flower and adding some punched circles behind it – it’s like “YOU” have a halo behind you. The big plus – the circles repeat the borders around the panel below and hide the stamens of the flower (which I don’t think look very pretty – seems they would be filled with pollen which is a lot like glitter).
- Subtle Stripes. The sketch calls for two diagonal stripes along the lower panel on the front of the card. I cropped super-thin strips of Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum to determine which would look best over the Coastal Cabana. All three options seemed to draw too much attention away from the flower. I decided to keep the stripes but made them Coastal Cabana to add a hint of dimension without taking away from the rest of the card.
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Flower Patch Papers: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White Inks: Coastal Cabana Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Chalk Marker, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Hexagon punch (to create banner ends), Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
The Flower Patch Bundle in included in my Must-Haves List of items from the new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. You can see the full list here.
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