I've gotten in a lot of stamping time during the past week and the challenges out there are really inspiring. The current challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments was a really easy one to get started on. They have the colors Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate this time which just happen to be the colors in the A Little Foxy DSP stack.
I pulled the paper out and paired it up with Jar of Love. That sweet little jar is too cute and adding some flowers sets it up as a great birthday card!
The card base is Calypso Coral and then a layer of A Little Foxy DSP with the corners rounded. I embossed a strip of Smoky Slate with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder. I feel like I've neglected my embossing folders lately so it's felt nice to give this one a little love!
Notice the little bit of Pool Party scallop edging? I made that with the largest scalloped Layering Square framelit. I cut the edge twice and then layered the strips under the Smoky Slate layer making sure to have the seam fall under where I was going to place the jar. It's a fun little detail and easy to do with narrow pieces of scrap cardstock.
The jar is stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out. The flowers are stamped off once in Calypso Coral and the centers stamped again in full strength. A few are stamped right inside the jar and the rest are stamped and cut out along with 2 little leaf branches. Some of the flowers are popped up with dimensionals. I put a little Pool Party bakers twine bow in the flower cluster.
I had a hard time finding a small happy birthday sentiment that would fit in the space where I wanted to put it. I was hoping for one that was a bit more swirly but I settled on the one from Barnyard Babies because it fit the best.
Get some stamping time in this weekend so you have those birthday cards ready to mail out on Monday!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Jar of Love, Barnyard Babies
Ink: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Paper: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP
Accessories: Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Everyday Jars framelits, Layering Squares framelits, Pool Party baker's twine (retired), dimensionals