Friday, 9 June 2017

Bright Floral Sending Wishes Card - #mixitupmonday

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Helen Read at All Things Stampy has a brilliant collection of 50 SU! In Color colour combos.  Helen is planning to use each of her colour combos and is running a weekly Mix It Up Monday challenge that folks can play along with.  I was struck by the bright and cheery combo Helen has chosen for this week - even though it uses orange which is not a fave of mine! - and I made a card this afternoon.

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



Helen said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for playing along! Will share on my Facebook page too :)

Margaret said...

Beautiful card! The colors are so pretty and I love the flower centers!!

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