Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Flowers for You
Her request was that I make a card with the Mixed Bunch set and use the greeting shown here (which comes from the A Word for You set). I wanted something a little different than I've been doing lately and I wanted to use colors that I hadn't been using. I hope she likes what I came up with, I know I do (in fact, I made myself a set of 6 as well). I used Blushing Bride (now retired), Regal Rose, and Early Espresso. Can you believe I didn't use any Patterns DSP? I know, shocker! I did, however, use one of my trusty textured impressions folders to make up for it. I'm glad she requested the Mixed Bunch set because I LOVE that set and I have been ignoring it lately. I used it a ton back in the Spring and then it got set aside when the new catalog came out and I need to not ignore such a great set. If you don't have it, you probably "need" it because it is a fabulous set (and there is a matching punch)! I stamped the images on a panel that is 2-3/4x4-1/4, which is exactly 1/8 sheet of card stock. I guess I could have done the one-sheet wonder thing and stamped the whole sheet before cutting it, but I didn't think of that ahead of time. A lot of time when I stamp, I just start stamping and then think of simpler ways to do things after the fact. My greeting is punched out with the oval punch and the scalloped oval punch--a perfect little pair of punches! Originally this card was just going to be the panel and non-textured background, but I experimented a bit and the polka dot background and greeting added SO much to the card I just had to "step it up" a bit. Hope you enjoy your Tuesday!