When I saw the SU Spring Catalogue with the Secret Garden stamp set and matching dies, I swore to myself I was not going to get enamored with them (I love dies that match stamp sets...while I can do a mean fussy cut when necessary, dies save time and my poor eyes too!). I mean, how many floral sets does one stamper "need". ; - ) But, I was worn down by all the beautiful images I saw out there on the web...yes, you know who you are, you enablers with your gorgeous cards and stunning floral images!!
Okay, so in a weak moment, I took the plunge, Here is my first card with that stamp set:
Love, love, love those lined images. While today I used them more as part of a collage with the stamped leaves and just a light color wash of Wisteria Wonder, I look forward to truly water coloring them with more depth of color. The leaves look rather faint due to stamping on watercolor paper, which adds to the collage effect.
The card today uses this week's wonderful sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:
It is also for the weekly color challenge at Colourq Tuesday:
They always have lovely color challenges at cQc but it has never worked out for me to join the challenge. However, this week I had begun building my card for the FMS sketch challenge in a monochromatic palate of Pool Party, so it was relatively easy to incorporate the remainder of the colors.
Finally, I'm entering this is the SU Only Challenge blog (suochallenges.com) where the theme is to make a spring card. I guess this is a spring-y birthday card!
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with a Windows Collection framelit. I love the intricate detail of this stamp.
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All products Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Secret Garden, Vintage Verses
Paper: Whisper White, SU Watercolor paper, Pool Party card stock and Coordinations
Ink: Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Versamark, Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Aquapainter, SU white embossing powder, Windows Collection Framelit, Honeycomb ef, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled ribbon, Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs ef, White Baker's Twine.