Today's wonderful sketch is from Diana Eichfeld. I like the way she put the designer paper in the sketch. It gave me a starting point for the whole card. Thanks, Diana, for the great sketch!
I actually ended up with 2 cards because I wasn't sure about which designer paper I liked best.
Stampin' Up! has many great colors to choose from, so I usually end up using my favorite colors. I haven't used the Night of Navy in a long time. So seeing the designs on the Flowerpot DSP, I went for Navy. The print on the first card I made was big and I wondered if it should have been smaller. so I tried the smaller print flowers on the Garden Green background. (Another color I have neglected for a while.)
I decided I liked both of them!
For my image I inked up the top half of the stamp with the Garden Green ink pad and colored the trunk with Soft Suede marker. I brayered color over the top and bottom, leaving just enough room for my sentiment in the middle. I should have centered the trunk between two of the words, but this time I just traced over it with the Lost Lagoon marker. After a few tries of brayering, I realized that I needed to start with lighter colors & then sponge Garden Green and Night of Navy on the edges.
Here's the inside:
Stamps - Thoughts & Prayers, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky & Pool Party
Cardstock - Night of Navy for the base,
Whisper White cut 1 at 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", cut 2 at 3" x 3 1/4"
Garden Green cut to 4 3/8" x 4"
Designer Series Paper - Flowerpot cut at 4 1/4"x 1 5/8" and 4 1/4" x 2 1/4", scrap piece to punch out shape for the bottom,
Accessories - Decorative label punch, Regals candy dots, candy dots brads, Lost Lagoon ribbon
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Have a blessed day!