I haven't had much time in my craft room this week so I was delighted for an excuse to break into some more new goodies. This time I used a different flower from the Flower Shop stamp set and the coordinating Pansy Punch as well as some new DSP, Birthday Basics.
The colors in this DSP are so pretty--soft and muted but still fresh and happy. I took my color inspiration from this polka dot pattern pulling out Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green and a touch of Summer Starfruit. Wow, that's a lot! You can see that I embossed a Bermuda Bay panel with the Tulip Framed embossing folder then layered some DSP and my sentiment label.
It was simple to incorporate the coordinating shades of Crisp Cantaloupe and Raspberry Ripple by inking the flowers in the darker shade (raspberry) and stamping onto lighter cardstock (cantaloupe). The technique adds extra dimension to the flower by giving it a two-step look. More so than if I had stamped on white cardstock.
I liked these colors so much that I made a second card but changed the accent color and the flower color to Raspberry Ripple. I think this one might be more suited to an autumn birthday with the deeper colors. What do you think? Which do you like better?
I left off a sentiment on the inside so I can stamp just the right one when I need it. But, I did have fun adding some more colorful flowers.
And I hope that you will have fun with my sketch this week over at The Paper Players! Be sure to stop by and check out the lovely work of my fellow Design Team members. If you can join the fun, just make sure to do so before the challenge closes on Friday, June 28th at Noon (PDT). Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Flower Shop; Secret Garden; A Dozen Thoughts
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla; Birthday Basics DSP
Xtras: Boho Blossoms punch; Pansy punch; Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack; Basic Pearls; Labels Framelits; Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon; Secret Garden Framelits