Thursday, September 3, 2020

Garden Bouquet - Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers

   I'm glad I had some stamping time over the weekend to stock up on a few projects to share this week because so far I haven't made it into the stamp room at all!  I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms I think!

  For my card today I was inspired by the Daring Cardmakers challenge which is "In the Garden".  I have some small patches of flowers as well as some big pots planted with flowers so I've got some color in my yard.  I actually cut some the other day to enjoy inside in a vase so I thought a nice floral bouquet would be a good starting point for a card for this challenge.

  I scrolled through Pinterest for some color inspiration and I hit upon a paint swatch that translated into Stampin' Up! colors is Gray Granite, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss.  I loved these rich hues and thought they were a great combo for going into autumn.  

  The card starts with a Gray Granite base and then a layer of the awesome In Good Taste DSP.  I love the mix of the hard tile in the geometric pattern mixed with the more soft floral images.

  I stamped the flower bunch on watercolor paper and watercolored it with an aquapainter and inks and then fussy cut.  The jar is punched in Gray Granite and then I sponged Versamark around the edge and embossed with gold embossing powder.  The jar/flower combo is popped on dimensionals.

  The sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is embossed in gold as well on Pretty Peacock cardstock and then layered on the diagonal.

  I added some more gold accents with a gold twine bow and some gold faceted sequins.  I was very proud of myself for using up these 3 sequins which I've had for a while and I was able to toss the tiny little bag they were in! Baby steps in using up the stash right??

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Jar of Flowers, Itty Bitty Birthdays

Ink: Stazon, Gray Granite, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Versamark

Paper: Gray Granite, In Good Tatste DSP, watercolor paper, Pretty Peacock

Accessories: Jar punch, gold embossing powder, gold twine (retired), gold sequins (retired)

1 comment:

  1. So gorgeous. This is one of my favourite bundles. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x


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