Inspiration can be found everywhere! I work in a busy shop which means I see a lot of people during a shift. I'm sometimes struck by the pretty clothes the ladies wear and think how I could incorporate the designs and/or colour combos into my card designs. Just recently a lady was wearing a beautiful, floral, summer dress in shades of coral and navy - very eyecatching - and I resolved to make a floral card using those colours. The patterned paper is from the SU! 'Floral Boutique' DSP pack and I added a Calypso Coral Grosgrain Ribbon die cut strip above the paper. I stamped the solid flowers in Peekaboo Peach ink (stamped off once) and the outline flowers in full strength Calypso Coral ink. For the solid leaves I used Dapper Denim ink (stamped off three times) and full strength Night of Navy ink for the outline leaves. I stamped the sentiment and then fussy cut the flowers and leaves. I arranged the images, popping up the large rose and one of the smaller roses.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I'm not generally a fan of orange but I can make an exception with Calypso Coral and I love how it looks with Night of Navy!
The Euro football tournament is over but I'm planning to schedule dedicated crafting time so I get a regular fix of inky therapy! I'd like to start making some Christmas cards - it's never too early to be prepared with those!
Stamps: SU! 'Stippled Blossoms' & 'Butterfly Basics' sets
CS: SU! Calypso Coral, Night of Navy & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Floral Boutique' DSP pack
Ink: SU! Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim & Night of Navy
Tools: Memory Box 'Grosgrain Ribbons' die set, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals