A good friend at Wilko, Nicola, recently announced she has a new job so she will be leaving in a few weeks. I love Nicola to bits and will miss her SO much, she is so bright and bubbly, a real fun person. You can guarantee if us two are together there's a lot of laughter and quite often some mischief going on! This bright cheery colour combo was perfect to use to make a card for Nicola to wish her all the best in her new job.
I cut a panel of Whisper White CS, added a strip of Berry Burst 'Fresh Florals' DSP and layered the panel onto a Lemon Lime Twist mat. I added some Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon and adhered the whole panel to the front of an A6 sized Berry Burst card base. I stamped pretty flowers and leaves using the SU! 'Garden In Bloom' two step stamping set. I used Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist inks, stamping off once first for the solid flowers and leaves but I stamped the outline images using full strength inks. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves, popped up the flowers and added clear faceted gems to the flower centres.
Here is the decorated inside of the card.
I had lots of fun trying to include all four colours on the envelope, it looked like Lemon Lime Twist wasn't going to feature until I spied the box of bitty bows on my desk! The 'ribbon' is Pumpkin Pie CS cut using a Memory Box 'Grosgrain Ribbons' die. I had to dig deep in the stash for the Pumpkin Pie CS, it is the original pack I first bought as a Stampin' Up! customer when SU! started selling in the UK many years ago - and I have most of the sheets left in the pack! I usually need a nudge to use any orange in my projects, I'm never going to love it enough for orange to be a 'go to' colour for me, it will always be an 'OK in small doses' colour for me! I really did enjoy this colour combo though - many thanks to Helen!
Stamps: SU! 'Garden in Bloom' & 'Butterfly Basics' sets
CS: SU! Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! 'Fresh Florals' DSP
Ink: SU! Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie & Bermuda Bay
Tools: SU! 'Lots of Labels' & 'Stitched Shapes' Framelits die sets, Memory Box 'Grosgrain Ribbons' die set
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, clear faceted gems, Bermuda Bay Candy Dots, In Color Bitty Bows, Dimensionals