This card started out with the Global Design Project challenge #77. The colour combo includes Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Early Espresso and we are invited to add a free choice of colour. I looked at my colour swatch and decided I liked how Watermelon Wonder made this a very dynamic combo. Inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch #487, I decided to pull out Flourishing Phrases. I found two patterned papers in the colours I needed in the Carried Away Designer Series Paper (offered as a free gift during Sale-A-Bration - get yours by placing an order with me before March 31st).
The Early Espresso cardstock stripe was embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder (a new favorite). The flower was stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink twice so that I could fussy cut the center flower and layer it with Dimensionals. Then stamped a third time in Bermuda Bay ink to change the colour of the flower center.
The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped on Peekaboo Peach in Early Espresso ink and punched with the Classic Label punch (Annual Catalogue, p. 186). I didn't think much of this stamp when the catalogue first came out, but after seeing it used on projects online, I decided it would probably become a go-to punch for sentiments. Enamel shapes from the 2015-2017 In Color pack were added to the half-circle, and I punched out a little butterfly using the Bitty Butterfly punch. I decorated it with rhinestones and colored the wings using the Clear Wink of Stella brush. That last detail really made the butterfly come alive and gave a little punch to the whole card.
I had a leftover piece of Early Espresso cardstock that was partly embossed and I decided to use it on the back of my card to add my signature. Use all of your little scraps to decorate the inside and back of your card and your matching envelope.
Colour Combo: Peekaboo Peach + Bermuda Bay + Early Espresso + Watermelon Wonder
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Éclosion de pensées (Flourishing Phrases)
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Carried Away
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, VersaMark
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Glimmer Ribbon,
2-1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Classic Label Punch,
White Medium Envelope, Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder