I was immediately taken with this week's Color Throwndown combo. Such gorgeous colours! (And I wish I had that exact outfit! Although I do have a Pool Party faux leather jacket, so I'm thinking I'll need to find a coral shirt to pair it with.) I paired the color combo with the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary and this produced the card I am sharing with you today.
The stamp set I used is called Mixed Bouquet and it has been retired for a long time, but it's my favorite flower set. I've owned a lot of flower sets over the year (mostly because SU! keeps giving some to us at every single event!) but this one remains my personal favorite. I think I like its whimsical look and the fact that it can be use as bold images or can be watercolored. It can also look really elegant or just plain fun depending on what you pair it with.
A couple of details about this card:
- To create the embellishments at the top, I cut the prongs off of polka dot brads and glued them on top of the Sycamore Street buttons from the past SAB promo;
- The silver strip was created by embossing En français with Silver powder on Brushed Silver cardstock. Looks very neat! The coral striped borders were made with Calypso Coral Chevron ribbon adhered on both sides of the silver cardstock;
- The flower was stamped in VersaMark on watercolor paper and embossed with silver embossing powder. Then, I colored some highlights with a Calypso Coral marker and used an Aquapainter brush to spread the ink around;
- To get the two-toned embossed background, I inked one side of my embossing folder with Pool Party ink before running it though the Big Shot. Here's a tip: Use a brayer to ink the folder. It's much easier than using the ink pad directly and creates a more even look.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Exprimez-vous, En français
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Coral Calypso, Pool Party, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, watercolor paper
Ink: Pool Party, VersaMark
Accessories: Coral Calypso marker, Sycamore Street buttons, Polka Dot Brads,
Silver metal button, Pool Party baker's twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver embossing powder,
Circle punch, Brayer, Brocart soyeux embossing folder, White envelope,
Calypso Coral Chevron ribbon, Aquapainter Brush