When you just don’t know what colour to use … go grey! Grey goes with just about everything, particularly pretty pinks.
And here is my entry for this week’s challenge.
I was following the sketch quite closely, but then things started to slide … off to the right! I could have used a Designer Series Paper for the backgrounds, particularly as the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper is so pretty, however I decided to create my own backgrounds for this project.
Background #1 …
Background #2 …
The Smoky Slate banner tag (Banners Framelits) has been stamped with a small flower and a small sprig stamp from Blooms and Wishes stamp set using Smoky Slate ink. If you stamp some images off the edge of the banner, it looks like you have die cut it right out of a piece of Designer Series Paper.
So far, so good at following the GDP Sketch. I added a small piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from the Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo pack at the top of the tag, and then tied some Whisper White Baker’s Twine underneath, finishing off with a little bow, just like the sketch.
The flower image is my favourite from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set, stamped in Pink Pirouette and Sweet Sugarplum. I stamped the little flower in the centre with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before die cutting with one of the circle dies from the Stitched Framelits set. These framelits are soooo versatile … the set comes with four circle dies, four square dies and four oval dies, all of which have these neat stitching around the edge.
Anyway, I digress … the embossed flower didn’t have quite enough “oomph”, so I added some touchy feely goodness with some little clear dots around the edge, made with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. A little bit more in the centre and it’s made such a difference. The Fine Tip Glue Pen glue takes a little while to dry, so putting this piece somewhere safe and out of the way to dry is one of my better tips today (speaking from experience).
The greeting is also from the Blooms and Wishes stamp set and has been stamped onto a scrap of Pink Pirouette cardstock with Versamark ink and Smoky Slate ink and then clear embossed. This little banner die is from the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies and is fast becoming my most used die for greetings.
Putting the card together is where I started going pear shaped … considering I have supersized my elements compared to the sketch, I needed to slide the floral feature and the greeting slightly over to the right to balance the piece. A couple of co-ordinating layers completed the card front.
While I had all the supplies out, I added a decorative insert.
I was pretty happy with the end result … thanks Global Design Project for the inspiration, thanks Smoky Slate for coming to the party to complete the colour scheme.
Jump on over to the Global Design Project gallery and check out all the different interpretations on the one sketch … why not take the challenge and enter your own card!
If you would like any of these supplies, shop with me online here. Use the February Hostess Code and share in the gifts this month. Purchase the Blooms and Wishes stamp set and receive the card kits pack for free.