Friday, March 29, 2019

P.S. It's Your Birthday - Stampin' Up! P.S. You're the Best - Fab Friday 160

Cheers for Friday!  Cheers for the start of spring break!  Cheers for a new Fab Friday challenge!

We have a fantastic set of vibrant spring colors this time around at Fab Friday.  I can't wait to see the awesome gallery once you all upload your cards!

  These are great aren't they?  It didn't take me long to decide that my project needed to have some flowers on it.  Granted they are small but I think I still have the spring vibe here!

 It has been a hot minute since I used the P.S. You're the Best stamp set so I thought I would pair it up with these fun colors for a birthday card.  And since we're winding down Sale-a-Bration 2019 I wanted to bring a bit of the Botanical Butterfly DSP in one more time before SAB is over.

  Nothing crazy going on on this card but it's a nice cheerful card that has a bit of an old timey vibe with the typewriter and botanical print.

  I hope you'll love this color combo as much as I do and will make a project to share in the Fab Friday gallery! 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: P.S. You're the Best

Ink: Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray

Stampin' Write Markers: Lemon Lime Twist, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo

Paper: Highland Heather, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White

Accessories: Layering Circles framelits, Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, dimensionals, adhesive sequins

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bright Spotlight - Stampin' Up! All That You Are

 It's been a busy week for me with preparing for Stamp Club so blogging has been pushed to the back burner but now I'm back to share one of my class projects.

  The All That You Are large flower image is beautiful but too big for a large group to color all the way in so I had them use it with the spotlight technique so they could color some but not have to do the whole thing.  I pulled my inspiration from this card from a while back and used some fun bright colors.  The colors come from the now closed Global Design Project challenge.

  Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove and Daffodil Delight are fantastic against black accents. I think this color combo spoke to me on a gray rainy day when I was wishing for spring colors instead of the blah gray that we've been seeing a lot of.

  The spotlight panels are colored using reinkers and Blender pens.  And pro tip here for you: if you've had your blender pens for a while and the tips are a bit frayed and soft it might be time to replace them.  They will last a long time but will eventually dry out and the tips will break down.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today? 

Stamps: All That You Are

Ink: Memento black, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle framelits, circle punches, dimensionals, 1/8" Grapefruit Grove grosgrain ribbon

Monday, March 25, 2019

Sweet Friend Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Happy Tails

 I'm late to the party with the dog builder punch and the Happy Tails stamp set but I kept seeing such cute projects made using them and then I looked at my supplies and I didn't really have anything like them so I went ahead and got them.  I can't wait to play some more but this card came about using some card parts that I had after playing around with the stamp set but not really trying to design a card.  I had been playing around with coloring the dog different ways so I didn't want to waste any pieces because this pup is just too cute.

  I decided to use the sympathy sentiment because it's always a good idea to have a few on hand just in case.  Losing a dear pet is a hard thing as our family knows from experience.  We had to say goodbye to our 15 year old Josie in November and you truly do feel a hole in the family.  We have no pets at the moment and the house does feel different especially coming home.

  The card base is Whisper White thick then a layer of Crumb Cake embossed with the Corrugated embossing folder.  Back in the day when the crimper was all the rage (remember that blue and orange contraption??) I struggled every. single. time. with it.  I could never get any of my cardstock to crimp straight.  Every piece veered off on an angle.  This embossing folder pretty much makes that problem go away as long as you put the paper in straight!

  Next is a layer of Pineapple Punch embossed with white embossing powder with the bone and paw print stamp.  The dog house is stamped in Blueberry Bushel and black, fussy cut then and layered behind the sentiment.

  The sweet pup is stamped in Soft Suede and then colored in with the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.   After he was punched out I gave him a little Blueberry Bushel grosgrain ribbon bow for a collar.

  I have a few more cards designed with this sweetie and I look forward to sharing those in the coming days.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Happy Tails

Ink: Soft Suede, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark, black

Blends: Crumb Cake light & dark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Crumb Cake, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White

Accessories: Corrugated embossing folder, white embossing powder, Stitched Shapes framelits, Dog Builder punch, dimensionals, Blueberry Bushel 1/8" grosgrain ribbon


Friday, March 22, 2019

Masculine Wood Blocks - Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays

I missed sharing a project the last 2 days as I've been working hard designing the projects for my next class and I didn't have any other cards to show.  The "cards to upload" folder was woefully empty.  It was a struggle designing for a bit as everything I tried out just was not right.  I got into a groove finally yesterday and designed the class projects as well as a few others that I liked a lot but just wouldn't be good for class.

  I was loving the Freshly Made Sketches challenge with all those little square elements.  I was trying to come up with a masculine birthday card for class and thought that a clean and simple card using small pieces of the Wood Textures DSP might be just right. 

  This design is a fantastic way to use up some little scraps of paper but probably not something you'd want to do with a group of 20+ in a class setting.  It was a bit fussy lining up the squares and I see room for improvement but I like how it turned out overall even if it isn't good for a class project.

  The card base is Early Espresso; it's been a hot minute since I used this color but it's perfect for a masculine card.  The next layer is Very Vanilla embossed with the Subtle embossing folder which I'm obsessed with lately.  It gives just the right amount of 'something' without being over the top.  I embossed the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in copper embossing powder.  With a quick change of sentiment it can be any type of card as well.

  Next for the focal square piece with another layer of Early Espresso then a Stitched Shape die cut Very Vanilla square which I layered all the bits of Wood Textures DSP.

  I wanted to add just a little something to the square panel so I stamped a leaf from Rooted in Nature and cut it out and layered it on the edge.  A bit of retired thick Very Vanilla twine is knotted around the stem.

  This was a fun sketch to play with and I may even have another card that I designed using it to share another day.  That one didn't make the class project cut either but I think it came out cute anyway.

  Have a great weekend!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays, Rooted in Nature

Ink: Crumb Cake, Versamark

Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP

Accessories: Subtle embossing folder, Stitched Shapes framelits, Nature's Roots framelits, dimensionals, copper embossing powder, thick Very Vanilla twine (retired)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

All Those Flowers - Stampin' Up! All That You Are

  The longer days and a bit warmer temperatures have our family outside doing yardwork and enjoying the sunshine on our faces!  And of course thinking about spring flowers.  My daffodils are blooming and giving some much needed color to the yard.  We don't have any flowers as bright as the ones on today's card but we can dream!

  I don't make square cards very often and I'm thinking that this one was for a challenge a while back that I didn't post in time.  It's a nice size that still fits in a regular envelope.

  The black and white striped pattern is from the SAB paper Botanical Butterfly DSP and just has so many lovely black and white patterns along with a colored side that it makes it hard to choose sometimes!

  The flowers from All That You Are are embossed in gold onto water color paper and painted with inks and aquapainters.  I'm pretty sure the colors are Poppy Parade and Lovely Lipstick but don't make me swear to's been a while since I made this card.

  The leaves are cut from watercolor paper as well and then just colored with Lucky Limeade ink and an aquapainter.

  All of those elements are popped up around the gold embossed sentiment panel.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: All That You Are

Ink: Versamark, Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade

Paper: Whisper White thick, Lovely Lipstick, Botanical Butterfly DSP, watercolor paper, Whisper White

Accessories: Frosted Bouquet framelits, gold embossing powder, dimensionals

Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring At Home - Stampin' Up! At Home With You

  I had some lovely inspiration from 2 different challenges to make today's card.  Spring time and pastels just seem to go together so I combined the theme of spring from Festive Friday and the inspiration photos from Hand Stamped Sentiments to make this sweet little spring theme.

  The door and all the porch accessories are fun to color in and make different with each new card.  I used Stampin' Blends and pulled all of my colors right from the color palette in the inspiration photos.

  The card base is So Saffron and then a smaller layer of the same embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  To highlight the wood texture just a bit I lightly sponged some Whisper White craft ink across the card front.

  The images are all stamped in Basic Gray and then colored in.  The flower pots and wreath are all popped on dimensionals.  I had a little tiny linen thread bow in my card parts pile that I thought was just right to accent the wreath.

  I hope you're having some spring weather wherever you are this week!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: At Home With You

Ink: Basic Gray, Whisper White craft

Blends: Crumb Cake light & dark, Pool Party light & dark, Smoky Slate light, Petal Pink light & dark, Flirty Flamingo light, Mint Macaron light & dark

Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White

Accessories: At Home framelits, dimensionals, linen thread, Pinewood Planks embossing folder

Friday, March 15, 2019

Bold Swirls - Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird - Fab Friday 159

 We made it to Friday people!  Give yourself a pat on the back and a reward of some stamping time so you can play along with the latest Fab Friday Challenge!  We have a great, basic sketch that can be used for so many cards!

  I had a lot of fun creating for this one because I had some great inspiration!  Some fabric again!  A dear friend gave me a birthday gift in the most gorgeous handmade fabric gift bag that just had to be made into a card!  Is it a gift or a curse to see stamping inspiration in so many places?

  So not the best photo but this is where my card colors came from.  I used the long neglected Swirly Bird stamp set which is still gorgeous and fun to stamp with.  The best part is this can be any kind of card with just a sentiment swap!

   Really nothing crazy on this card.  I just had fun with the colors and the embossed Tin Tile texture.  

  I hope you'll check out the rest of the Fab Friday Design Team and play along.  We love seeing all of your creations in our gallery!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Swirly Bird, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo

Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White

Accessories: Tin Tile embossing folder, dimensionals

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tropical Thank You - Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic

I'm on a roll this week with challenges!  With an uptick in the weather and warmer temperatures I was inspired to make a card with a summery, tropical feel.  The current challenge at Global Design Project is a CASE the designer challenge so I pulled the colors from the sample to get busy with.

  The card base is Granny Apple Green, then a layer of Whisper White stamped with the various leaves from the Tropical Chic set in Granny Apple Green ink.  The smallest leaf is stamped off once for a lighter look.

  I inked and stamped various combinations of the flower using Lovely Lipstick and Mango Melody. I used a sponge dauber to add a bit of the Lovely Lipstick to the edges of a few of them.

 Once I had the flowers cut out I layered them over a strip of the SAB Lovely Lipstick foil paper and the sentiment stamped in black.  I had a little strip of the 1/8" grosgrain ribbon in Lovely Lipstick that  I added under the one flower.

  Who is longing for summer now?  Well maybe we should let spring have a bit of time first??

Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Tropical Chic, Another Wonderful Year

Ink: Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, Memento black

Paper: Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick foil (SAB)

Accessories: Tropical Thinlets, 1/8" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Copper Thank You - Stampin' Up! All That You Are

  I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the All That You Are stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  It's a nice mix of flowers of different sizes and and some sentiments.  While I love creating with it myself and doing some coloring it's a challenge to translate that into a class for 30 people.  To have that many people do a "coloring" card would take forever so I've got to come up with ways to show the stamp set to it's fullest but still keep it class friendly.

  For class last month I wanted to use the large flower bunch stamp without needing to have it colored so I turned to copper embossing powder.  To bring in color I used multiple images of the single blossoms as well as some green leaves.

  This is another color combination that was inspired by fabric.  Here it is:

  Some of the flowers and the sentiment panel are popped up with dimensionals.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: All That You Are

Ink: Versamark, Fresh Fig, Balmy Blue

Paper: Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Mossy Meadow

Accessories: copper embossing powder, Frosted Bouquet framelits, dimensionals

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Easter Butterflies - Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala

I am on a roll the last few days with participating in challenges and actually getting them posted during the challenge time frame!  It's a spring miracle!  And speaking of spring we have sunshine today!

  My card today is inspired by the CAS(e) This Sketch challenge.  It's a fun little off center layout which I flipped to the side just because I can!

 So I had a bunch of small pieces of the Gingham Gala DSP that I thought would be perfect for the polka dots in this sketch.  I cut out various sizes in all 5 colors and layered them on a piece of Whisper White that is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder and then cut with a Stitched Rectangle framelit.

  The butterflies are stamped in Memento and then colored with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  They are punched and popped on dimensionals over the top of the circles.

  I added some iridescent sequins that are long retired or leftover from a Paper Pumpkin kit...I really have no idea!

  The final thing is the Easter sentiment stamped in Memento black.  Looking at it now I should have stamped it before doing the embossing because it's a bit uneven. Oh well.

  When I showed this one to my husband he wanted to know why it is so empty on the other side of the card...*sigh*  Anyway I think it came out cute and I made a set of 6 to have on hand.  Now I just need to remember to send them out!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Butterfly Gala, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Memento black

Blends: Highland Heather light & dark, Daffodil Delight light & dark

Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP

Accessories: Subtle embossing folder, Stitched Rectangle framelits, Butterfly Duet punch, circle punches/dies, sequins (retired), dimensionals

Monday, March 11, 2019

Lucky Day - Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Greetings

  Happy Monday!  Is every one bleary eyed and tired from the time change? I hope not but if you are maybe some stamping therapy would help?  I didn't get in the stamp room much over the weekend but I have a card to share that I finished up on Thursday.

  I used 2 challenges for this one; the sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches and the theme is from The Card Concept. A clean and simple (CAS) style allows for the little clovers to pop.

  The idea of punched hearts to make 4 leaf clovers is not a new idea but I loved the idea of making little tiny ones to put in some vases for a good luck or St. Patrick's day card.

  I used some of the Gingham Gala paper in Lemon Lime Twist since it's such a nice bright color.  The hearts are die cut from the Everyday Jars framelits in Granny Apple Green.

  The stems are from the Varied Vases set and the vases are punched with the Vases Builder punch.

  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is punched with a small circle punch and I added a little bit of gold twine for some of that pot of gold good luck feeling.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Itty Bitty Greetings, Varied Vases

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Gingham Gala DSP

Accessories: Vases Builder punch, Stitched Rectangles framelits, Everyday Jars framelits, dimensionals, circle punch, gold twine

Friday, March 8, 2019

Marsupial Cheers - Stampin' Up! Animal Outing

  It's been a while since I've been able to play along with some stamping challenges in real time.  Usually I save the sketch or color combo and by the time I get around to making a card the challenge is long over.  I had a bit of time yesterday afternoon to play around and I went right to a few of my favorite challenges and got started.  I was able to make 2 cards using 2 challenges each.  I thought that was pretty good and I hope to do some more today.  I actually missed the deadline for the sketch (Case This Sketch) that I used for this card but I only missed it by hours so I'll count that as playing along!

  The first challenge that I looked at for inspiration was the Color Throwdown challenge which calls for gray, purple, lavender and kraft.  To translate those into Stampin' Up! colors I used Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Crumb Cake.  The Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate gave me some pause because I wouldn't normally pull these colors together.  After browsing my stamps I pulled out the perfect set for these colors!  Animal Outing!  The kangaroo and koala stamp is just right!

  I stamped the image in Memento then colored it with Blends.  The flower and stem come from the Varied Vases set.  The flower is Highland Heather.  The whole image is cut out with Layering Squares framelits and backed by another square in Gorgeous Grape.

  I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Basic Gray so it would show up a bit more than the Smoky Slate.

  Some added details are the tiny little bow on the flower stem and some adhesive rhinestones for some bling on the flower and around the sentiment.  I also rounded the corners of one side of the card to go along with the scallops of the main panel.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Animal Outing, Varied Vases, Itty Bitty Birthdays

Ink: Memento Black, Basic Gray, Highland Heather

Blends: Smoky Slate light, Basic Black light, Crumb Cake light & dark, Ivory

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape

Accessories: Layering Squares framelits, dimensionals, Smoky Slate ribbon (retired), rhinestones

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sweet Wishes - Stampin' Up! Hello Cupcake

A cupcake is always a sweet way to celebrate a birthday so I couldn't let Sale-a-Bration go by without using the Hello Cupcake stamp set.  I designed this card for my January class and that was before Stampin' Up! told us they were creating framelits to go with this set!  If you earned the Hello Cupcake set earlier in SAB take a look at the framelits you can buy to go along with them; they will give you even more idea of how to use this sweet set!

  This color combo was inspired but the fabric shopping trip with my mom in December.  I have a whole bunch of photos saved for inspiration.  I liked the 2 blues with the pink.  The closest Stampin' Up! colors are Berry Burst, Night of Navy and Balmy Blue.


  Fun things to note on this card; the Dot to Dot embossing folder is a great pattern for more whimsical cards.  The frosting of the cupcake is stamped on White Shimmer paper for a little bit of a pop.  It's fussy cut (but now you can buy the framelits!!) and popped on dimensionals.  A bit of the SAB Balmy Blue organdy ribbon goes across the corner to bring in more of that shade of blue.  The organdy ribbon is available again!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Hello Cupcake (SAB)

Ink: Berry Burst, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue

Paper: Whisper White, Shimmer paper, Berry Burst, Night of Navy

Accessories: Dot to Dot embossing folder, SAB organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Gingham Celebration - Stampin' Up! Birthday Cheer

  To go along with the sunshine today I've got a bright and cheerful card to share!  This color combo was out of my comfort zone at first but the more I played with the colors the more I liked how cheerful and sunny it was.

  We made this at my last stamp club and it shows off a variety of different products; the Birthday Cheer stamp set, the Gingham Gala DSP, Stampin' Blends and the Stitched Rectangle framelits.

  When there is a large sentiment in a stamp set I can sometimes just default to using it only on the inside of the card because it seems too big to use on the front but why not highlight it as a focal point and use the other images as the extras?  

  We stamped the large sentiment in Smoky Slate and cut it with the Stitched Rectangles framelits.  The gift is stamped in Highland Heather and then the bow and heart are colored with Stampin' Blends for that fun pop of color and then fussy cut.

  All the stamped images are popped up over a layer of Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala DSP on a Grapefruit Grove card base.  The little sprinkles stamp is stamped on the card front.

  Moral of the card?  Don't be afraid of bright colors and use those big sentiments on the card front!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Birthday Cheer

Ink: Smoky Slate, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove

Blends: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral

Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle framelits, adhesive sequins, dimensionals

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

All the Thanks - Stampin' Up! All That You Are

   Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods yet?  The weather and temperature hasn't really been spring-like here in Central VA but the birds have started acting like spring has arrived!  We have bluebirds building their nest in the box with the camera so we've been watching them bringing in grasses and getting it just right.  They are so funny chirping back and forth and then rearranging what the other has just added to the nest.  We've named them James and Elizabeth after James and Elizabeth Monroe the 5th president and first lady.  We started our bluebird box with George and Martha Washington so we've just continued naming each successive pair after the next president and first lady.  Hopefully we'll see some eggs soon!

  While I don't have much growing in the yard yet except for a few brave crocus bulbs I have some nice bright blossoms on a card to share.

  I like the navy and gold color combo and added some brightly watercolored flowers.  The All That You Are set has beautiful flowers to color.  I embossed them all in gold onto watercolor paper and then played around with watercoloring in Lovely Lipstick and Melon Mambo.  I think I stamped about 9 or 10 flowers and just had fun coloring.  

  The sentiment is also embossed on gold and really pops on the Night of Navy cardstock.

  The texture is a bit hard to see but the Tufted embossing folder is a very elegant pattern in the background.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: All That You Are

Ink: Versamark, Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Goil Foil, watercolor paper

Accessories: Frosted Bouquet framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits, gold embossing powder, dimensionals, Tufted embossing folder

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sweet Baby Birds - Stampin' Up! Hey Love

  Happy Monday everyone!  I hope that the weekend was good to you and you had some stamping time!  I stamped some extra card kits from my class last week and now I need to remember to take photos so I can share them.  I do have a card to share today though even if I did make it a few weeks ago.

  I don't need too many baby cards these days but it's always nice to have one or 2 in the card stash just in case.  The little bird in the Hey Love stamp set in the Occasions catalog is small but oh so sweet!  So if one bird is sweet then three is even better!  Don't overlook this set just because Valentines day is over.  It's a super set for all kinds of cards.

  I went with a baby boy color combo and used the Tailored Tag punch to created the background for the bird circles.  The birds are stamped with Gray Granite and colored in with light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends and then the hearts are colored with the regular markers.

  The sentiment is in the Itty Bitty Greetings set and is stamped in Night of Navy.  The baker's twine bow across the middle is also Night of Navy.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Hey Love, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Gray Granite, Night of Navy

Blends: Daffodil Delight - light

Markers: Night of Navy, Call Me Clover, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Call Me Clover

Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch, Stitched Shapes framelits, dimensionals, baker's twine

Friday, March 1, 2019

Thinking of You Blossoms - Stampin' Up! Varied Vases - Fab Friday 158

I can't seem to get my act together but once ever 2 weeks lately!  At least I'm getting my Fab Friday cards done!  This is such a beautiful color combination this time that it was very easy to design a card.  Sometimes it's much more of a struggle!

  Check out these lovely Fab Friday Challenge colors!  Can you say "spring", "flowers" and "Easter"?

  I'm not usually one for much pink but Petal Pink has really grown on me.  Maybe it's because it's got a tad bit of peach in it and it's not a straight up baby pink?

  I felt like doing a bit of coloring and the Varied Vases set hasn't seem much action since the Occasions catalog was released so I pulled it out and started stamping.  I like the simplicity of the orchid blossoms so that's where I started and built the clean and simple card around those beautiful blooms.

  All the stamping is in Memento ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.  I stamped one stem directly onto the strip of Whisper White so that it is in the vase.  I used a sticky note to mask the vase so the stem disappears.  I stamped a second stem and a leaf onto a scrap.  After everything was colored I fussy cut the second stem and leaf and I adhered them with dimensionals

  I hadn't decided on any embellishments until I noticed a teeny tiny smudge of memento ink next to the vase.  I didn't want to start over so I used some Old Olive linen thread (which goes well with Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz just to let you know!) to cover over it.

  The card base is Petal Pink with a smaller layer of Petal Pink embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.

  I hope you'll check out the rest of the Fab Friday Design Team and then join in.  This color combination is too good to miss!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Varied Vases, Another Wonderful Year

Ink: Memento Black

Blends: Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink

Paper: Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White

Accessories: Tin Tile embossing folder, Old Olive linen thread, dimensionals