I'm sorry that once again I've gone through most of the week without posting. I would love it if my schedule would just calm down a little... I am wrapping up an editing project over the weekend and I hope all that is on the horizon is more time to stamp!
Today I managed to squeeze in a challenge card. The limited supply challenge was to make a card with Soft Subtles colors and a spring flower. I decided to use blush blossom and sage shadow, and the Live Your Dream flower that I still love so much. But I did cheat a little - isn't everything better with chocolate? Chocolate chip, that is. It just needed something dark to ground the soft colors.
I started out by inking the flowers with the blush blossom pad and then wiping the ink off the stems with a baby wipe. I tried using the blush marker but it was just too pale. The chocolate chip covers the centers so you don't have to worry about that, and by the time you are ready to ink the stems they are dry. I used the side of the chocolate chip marker's brush tip to edge the flower petals. Then I stamped on very vanilla and cut and embossed with long rectangle Nestabilities. I decided to use textured cardstock on this card and layered the flowers on chocolate chip. (All the edges are sponged with chocolate chip on this card.)
The background is made up of a panel from the Cosmo Cricket Everafter collection - (have you seen these? Truly to die for. And they match SU colors quite well - this paper looks nice with sage shadow.) and a blush blossom cardstock panel embossed with the pretty pattern Cuttlebug folder. I covered the join with chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and then layered it onto chocolate chip cardstock and a top-folded vanilla card base. For another embellishment I had to use the vanilla half pearls from the Pretties Kit. I've been hoarding them a little but they seemed perfect here. The sentiment is from the new mini catalog set Ovals All, which works so well with the new scallop oval punch. To be able to layer the large oval punch makes me blissfully happy!
I hope I'll be back soon with another card to show you. Hope you have a great weekend!