As I was running my finger over my stamp sets, looking for a card for a special friend, I realized I’ve yet to ink up and showcase Southern Serenade, a beautiful floral set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. The set is not my “normal style,” but I knew I could showcase the set with a clean-and-simple card. Here’s the card I created for my friend:
- Southern Serenade. Southern Serenade is composed of three great, versatile sentiments and a mix of flowers and lace. I’m not sure what tags this set “Southern” (perhaps these flowers are found in the South?) or “Serenade” (I don’t see anything related to love songs), but that’s A-OK with me. I love the scripted sentiments and think the flowers are beautiful. The lace doesn’t fit into my personal aesthetic, but I knew I could make it work. Here’s a look at the sentiments and images in the Southern Serenade stamp set:
- A Touch of Wink of Stella. The Blushing Bride texture at the base of my card front is the “lacy splotch” stamped over and over to create a lovely texture that doesn’t look completely like lace. I stamped the flowers right over the stamped lace texture and colored them with a Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker. To add a little additional “pizzazz” I colored the centers of the flowers with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. What an easy way to add a little extra shine! It looks a little messy close-up, but this shows you the added shine:
- Soft Color Combination. I’ve always been partial to Pear Pizzazz for a soft green – it’s so subtle and sweet. It’s perfect when paired with Blushing Bride! If you are inspired by this color combination of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Southern Serenade Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Blushing Bride, Archival Basic Black, Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz) Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Bonus! Here’s a beautiful project by Stampin’ Up! designers that showcases how beautiful this image is when stamped simply. The sample is made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies:
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