Sunday, May 31, 2015

Crisp Coral Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  I have some exciting news to share - I have been asked to join the Splitcoaststamper Color Challenge as a guest design team member for the month of June!  So be sure to check back each Tuesday this month for the latest color challenge and my card.  Here's a link to the SCS Color Challenge forum, where you just need to look for the thread for CC533 (

This week our colors are Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray - love these colors together.  The "dessert" is to add leaves and sky.  While I didn't technically have a scene to which to add a sky, I applied a light wash of Soft Sky ink around all the background.

I decided to use both a retiring hostess set and a new hostess set from the Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 catalogue going live tomorrow.  The sentiment was first heat embossed with clear embossing powder after inking up the stamp in Versamark then Basic Gray.  The flowers were stamped in Jet Black Stazon then water colored with an Aqua Painter.

After all the water coloring was complete, a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim was added along the left side, then adhered to a Calypso Coral panel.  Everything was popped up on Dimensionals on the Basic Gray card base.  Somehow it just didn't seem finished; adding pearls to the flower centers seemed to do the trick.

This card was also made for Friday Mashup, where this week Holly has given us a sketch where you can mash it up by water coloring.  It's also for the challenge at Paper Players, where Laurie has a terrific Tic Tac Toe challenge for us this week.  I went straight across the middle with this card.

As always, I so appreciate your visit and comments!  Be sure to use the links above to join the challenges or at least visit and enjoy the inspiration!  Have a great week!



Product details:
Stamps:  Happy Birthday, Everyone!, I Like You
Paper:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Watercolor
Ink:  Basic Gray, Versamark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Jet Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Other:  Clear embossing powder, Aqua Painter, Blender pen, Corner Rounder punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim, Basic Pearls


laurie said...

Love your flowers, they are colored beautifully! And the ribbon at the side is so sweet. Thanks for playing along with my tic tac toe challenge this week at The Paper Players!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Stef, what a striking card! I love the Crisp Cantaloupe ruffle. I also love the way those two stamp sets that you combined compliment each other. Nice work! Your watercolouring is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week for the Friday Mashup challenge.

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful watercoloring and I especially like the wash of Soft Sky--it really makes the flowers pop. Congratulations on the DT invite too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Karren said...

Beautiful card and wonderful watercoloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.