Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summery Wishes

Hi Stampers! I have a card idea to share today using this week's color challenge at splitcoaststampers. For me, it also turned into a Limited Supplies Challenge since I have only markers in bashful blue and pumpkin pie right now--lol. But as it turned out, I did find some pieces of paper in my scrap pile (see it is good to keep all the leftovers!).

After deciding on the white dotted background, it seemed so stark that I sponged a little pumpkin pie across it. *To get the layered top note simply cut 2 top notes and trim the front one on the dotted line.
For the flower image I stamped it in pumpkin pie, then took the fine end of the marker and drew along the base of each flower. A quick technique that really makes a difference in the look.
Here's what I used:
stamp sets: Flowers in Silhouette, Fundamental Phrases
cardstock: so saffron, pumpkin pie, whisper white, delicate dots dsp
ink: bashful blue, so saffron, pumpkin pie
accessory: 5/8" so saffron grosgrain ribbon
tools: big shot, top note die, dotted swiss embossing plate

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Emily said...

love the colors and the layout!!!

Eugene said...

Looks like summer, Tasha, bright and warm-colored. And tricky with the "notes". Can't imagine "flower bases" though. Duh?
Cool cardin',