A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I don’t feature flowers a lot on my cards. Since then, it seems like I’ve featured flowers far more often than I normally would. With Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush as principal players in Michelle Quinno’s color challenge at the Pals Paper Arts this week, I couldn’t NOT use Wild About Flowers… Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Wild About Two-Step Stamping. Two-step Stamping is a technique that’s been around for quite some time (stamp one image and then stamp a coordinating image) – photopolymer stamps make this technique A LOT easier to achieve a perfect look. Wild About Flowers contains three arrangements of wild flowers that are easy and fun to stamp. Because the stamp is offered in photopolymer, it’s see-through and super-easy to build the flowers with the colors of your choice. I simply stamped the stems/leaves with Cucumber Crush (there’s a little arrow on the stamp to indicate which side is “up”). I then stamped the flower images in Bermuda Bay (making sure the arrow was pointing the same way as the arrow on the stems/leaves). So easy! I’m not sure if I’d ever find this flower in nature with a bright aqua-blue hue, but I’m sure I’d love it if I did.
- A Diagonal Band. I had this card all pulled together when I thought I should add a Bermuda Bay band behind the sentiment panel. Rather than just add a centered strip across the card, I opted for a diagonal band. I decided to not center the band, either, which allowed me to play with the placement of the focal panel. The addition of the band really changed up the card – so glad I played around with it a bit before gluing everything down. 🙂
- A Sentiment Everyone Should Own. I am such a fan of inspiring and uplifting projects – I love a card that says “woo hoo” or “you are awesome” because everyone can enjoy a pat on the back, right? This sentiment from World of Dreams is perfect. Isn’t that what everyone wants to be – someone who makes other people happy? Not only does this card offer a sweet image of wild flowers, but it offers a message that melts my heart.
Stamp Sets: Wild About Flowers, World of Dreams Papers: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!