This week the ladies at Card Concept have chosen a Floral Theme for us, and being the flower girl that I am, I knew I couldn't let that pass without throwing my hat in. I loved the pretty coral flowers in our inspiration photo, so I pulled out some inks that I thought would work and my Papertrey The Sweet Life 3-step roses and had a play. My original idea was to make a clean and simple card, one layer, with the flowers in the top left corner and a sentiment below them.
I spent a good amount of time stamping and masking my rose and fern bouquet, and then I stamped my sentiment. Wouldn't you know, it was not straight. I really need to get myself an acrylic block with grid marks on it - anyone want to recommend a good one? So I decided I'd fussy-cut the stamped flowers and redo the card as I had planned, but popping them above the card this time. At some point my mind remembered this lovely old remnant of vellum in my collection of papers, and sure enough, the colors are great together. So my design morphed a third time to this final one. I stamped my sentiment before attaching the vellum panel, then popped the flowers above and added some pearls to match. Would have liked to use the trendy sequins, but my colors are still too limited........and I still love my pearls.
supplies: PTI The Sweet Life, Hero Arts mid-tone inks: soft canteloupe, fresh peach, pale tomato, and punch, Hero Arts Woodland Ferns, grass chalk ink, Hero Arts Dauber Bunch (sentiment), VersaFine onyx black ink, Doodlebug pearls
We're supposed to categorize our creation, so I'll put this one into Clean and Layered.
These roses are so fun to stamp - wish more companies would do 3-step stamps for us!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Is spring on the way yet?