Do you ever see a cool color combination in a catalog or in a store or even on someone's clothes at church and then you want to try to make a card with it?? Please tell me I'm not the only one! I was browsing through our latest Company Store catalog (we seem to get one a week!) and I saw this cool bedspread and even though it's totally not my style the colors seemed great together. I had to try to make a card with it. Here's the bedspread:
|Novella Wrinkle Free Duvet from The Company Store|
Here's the card I came up with using these colors:
The base is Soft Suede with the flower stamped in Soft Suede (not just brown!). I stamped some more Soft Suede flowers onto a strip of First Edition Specialty DSP.
For the main flower I found I really had to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get my 2 step stamping to line up just right. I stamped the first flower/stem with Summer Starfruit and then used Soft Suede for the outline part. That panel is adhered to a panel of Cajun Craze.
I added a new Naturals Designer button which work wonderfully on nature inspired or masculine cards. I threaded a few lengths of linen thread through the button holes and a piece of Summer Starfruit Stitched ribbon before I tied the final knot. The sentiment from Petite Pairs and some dimensionals finish off the focal panel.
Remember that the Reason to Smile stamp set is only available until the end of July! It's only $5 with a $50 purchase (before tax/shipping). If you'd like to place an online order head over to my Stampin' Up! Online Store to get started!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Reason to Smile, Petite Pairs
Ink: Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit
Paper: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, First Ed. Specialty DSP
Accessories: Naturals button, linen thread, dimensionals, Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon