Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pink Love

Hi there and welcome back!  Today I had fun playing around with different parts of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I've noted before that I love all the sentiments and fonts, and it doesn't necessarily have to be used for birthdays, as my card illustrates today.  For inspiration in creating my card, I turned to the Color Throwdown for colors and Freshly Made Sketches for the layout.  And the bonus was that both challenges fit in perfectly with a row of Tic Tac Toe (twine, pink and square) that is the current challenge at Stamp Ink Paper!

I was thrilled to see the colors Amy Rysavy chose for this week's Color Throwdown - light pink, dark pink, green and white.  Perfect for flowers!  I immediately thought of all the little flowers in the stamp set and went about stamping and coloring multiples in order to build a little bouquet on the small square of the sketch.  I used a Blender Pen and inks to color the flowers and leaves after they were stamped in Basic Black ink, then fussy cut all the pieces.  While there were a number of little parts, it only took a few minutes to cut them all out.

The 4.5" x 9" base was cut from textured Pink Pirouette card stock then scored in the middle to create the square.  A small piece of Melon Mambo washi tape was added to the base, then the scallop die cut white card stock square was popped up in the middle with Dimensionals after stamping the sentiment.  After the fussy cutting was complete, I worked with all the pieces until I came up with a layout that I liked, then took a picture of it with my phone so I could have it for reference as I built the bouquet.

I used glue dots to adhere the bottom pieces, then popped up a few to get that bit of dimension.  Before adhering, Clear Wink of Stella was brushed on all the pieces.  It looks great in real life but I'm not sure it's apparent in the photos.  Once the bouquet was complete and the twine added, I felt like something more was needed.  Then I thought of the cute Hearts and Stars wood embellishments, so I added them as well, also brushed with Wink of Stella.  And that finished my card!

Thanks so much for visiting!  It's always so appreciated.  I've added links above to all three of the challenges, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Paper:  Whisper White, Textured Pink Pirouette (retired, Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Basic Black, Pretty In Pink (retired SU), Melon Mambo, Garden Green
Other:  Layering Square Framelits, Melon Mambo Washi Tape (retired SU), Hearts & Stars Elements, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Paper Snips


Gingin said...

Beautiful card Stef! I love those gorgeous flowers you colored. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

Chantal said...

Your card is absolutey gorgeous! I love the details and the colours.

LeAnne said...

Isn't this little stamp set wonderful! I love the beautiful bouquet you've created with all the flowers! Such a sweet card! SO happy you shared this with us at SIP this week!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

orgeous card Steff, love the colours of the flowers. Thank you for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

Jenny Hall said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing.

Kim S said...

What a beautiful bouquet of flowers!! I can't believe you cut each of those out - but it gave it incredible dimension! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Broni said...

This is so sweet and pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!