Saturday, 18 February 2012

Triple Treat Flower Just For You Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #47

This week at Simply Stampin' we have a colour combo for you.

It's a fab combo, if you want to give it a go but don't have the exact colours then you can always substitute, we'd love you to play along!  Just remember to use at least one SU! main product in your project - a stamp, punch, die, CS or patterned paper.

I wanted to use Wisteria Wonder patterned paper and as I went through the papers and realised there were 4 different patterns I decided I'd use use all 4 patterns on my card which led to the four squares grid design of my card.  The card measures 5 3/4" square, each Melon Mambo mat measures 2 1/2" square and each patterned paper mat measures 2 1/4" square.  On a side note, I was intrigued to know where the wording came from on the paper with the text on.  So I Googled and found out it's from Shakespeare's Sonnet 83.  Well, you can't beat a bit of Will Shakespeare to add a classy touch to a card!

I received some Melon Mambo embossing powder as part of a Christmas gift and I hadn't got round to using it so this colour challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to try it out.  I stamped the Triple Treat flowers in VersaMark ink firstly on Pink Pirouette CS and then again on Whisper White CS and I heat embossed with the Melon Mambo EP each time.  I have to say the Melon Mambo EP comes out a less vibrant colour than I was expecting, it's really lovely!  I die cut some Whisper White Little Leaves to tuck behind my flowers.  I punched out the flowers and I've popped up the 5 Petal flower shapes over the top of the Fancy Flower shapes and then popped those up also.  I really wanted to use the Fancy Flower shape with a circle centre featuring a sentiment for my 4th square.   I inked the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp with VersaMark ink, stamped onto Melon Mambo CS, heat embossed with Melon Mambo EP and punched out the Fancy Flower shape.  I needed to find a sentiment that would fit in a circle as the centre of my flower.  I inked only the 'Just For You' words on the stamp from the Ovals All set with a Melon Mambo marker and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch - yay, perfect!  I layered that onto a Wisteria Wonder circle and popped that up on my Melon Mambo Fancy Flower. Some rhinestones finished off the card front.

Here's the inside and envelope - what no sentiment inside?!  Oh, I have plans for that Pink Pirouette square, don't you worry!  It will be stamped with the 'Happiest Wishes on your Birthday!' stamp from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess set - I just need to wait a while before I can get my inky mitts on it!  I belong to a Stamper's Ten group and it's my turn for the hostess goodies this month.  Actually, our Stamper's Ten meeting should have been on the 14th but as it was Valentine's Day and Wendy had plans for that evening we've pushed it back to the 21st so I'm having to wait a whole week longer to place my order!  Honestly, as I said to my hubby, "get your priorities right, rubber before romance, that's what I say!"  Then we both burst out laughing as that saying could be taken in a whole other context LOL!

Stamps: SU! Triple Treat Flower a la carte stamp, SU! Dot, Dot, Dot background stamp, 'Just for You' from Ovals All set
CS: SU! Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Wisteria Wonder papers from SU! In Color DSP Stack
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Melon Mambo & Wisteria Wonder
Tools: SU! Little Leaves Sizzlits die, SU! 5 Petal Flower, Fancy Flower, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" & 1/2" Circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss Powder, SU! Basic Rhinestones & SU! Dimensionals



kelly said...

I completely agree, rubber should definitely come before romance!!!!
Not long to wait for it now though, I LOVE the triple treat flower, and the leaves poking out from behind are fabulous!!
I have stamp envy for sure!
Kelly xx

Amanda Burditt said...

Super pretty Ruth! That Triple Treat flower is so lovely! I like the repetition! xx

Kirei said...

Great card Ruth! I love the layered flowers on the different papers, it works really well! Kirei x

Margaret said...

LOL! I need to tell my DH that!! Your card is beautiful with the four different squares!

Aileen said...

Love the flowers and the different background panels. x