Monday, August 20, 2012

Fabulous Florets Thank You

Greetings Stampers, and Happy Monday! Are you all enjoying the last few weekends of summer? It really hit me the other day how much shorter the days are becoming, which makes me a little sad, but I'm determined to spend as much time outdoors as I can in the weeks to come. Of course, one must always set a little time aside for creating! My creation today features one of my most-used stamp sets ever, Fabulous Florets. 

I'm playing along with two challenges today, the first of which is the Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge. I must admit, it wasn't love at first sight with this challenge and I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. However, once I selected a color scheme and a stamp set, it all fell into place. I was pleasantly surprised with the way it came out. Don't you love when that happens?

The color scheme that helped me work it out is the second challenge I'm playing along with today, the Create With Connie and Mary color challenge. It's a challenge with two new In Colors, and I love it!  I find blues and greens so easy to work with; it seems hard to make a mistake.

I used Gumball Green Ink to stamp the larger leaf image, and then continued stamping without re-inking for a lighter shade of green. The smaller leaves were all stamped off once, as well. The flowers were stamped and then cut out by hand. For the smaller flowers, I used Whisper White Card Stock which I dabbed a little Daffodil Ink on with a Sponge Dauber. Then, I stamped the outlined image over it. The flower on top is popped up with a couple Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Made for You
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer
Ink Pads: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Square Punch

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Happy Stamping!



Deb said...

Beautiful!!! The stamped panel is gorgeous! Love the trailing leaves and fussy cut flowers! Great layout, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Monika Davis said...

Beautiful card! I love everything about it. And yes when everything comes together it just makes you smile! I'm so glad you joined us for the challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

Jen Mitchell said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The pretty arrangement of leaves and flowers just draws the eye right in! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and Create With Connie and Mary!

Darnell said...

And, indeed, fabulous florets card, Sandy! I likee!

Jen Timko said...

How pretty Sandy! Love those flowers. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Lisa Martz said...

WOW...just beautiful! I love the way you combined both challenges. This is such a classy card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Melissa Davies said...

What an elegant card! Love the textures & DSP you chose! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Jen Sannes said...

I have to agree with everyone else that this card is lovely! Wonderful job with both challenges - so glad you could play along with us at FMS!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous! Great combination of the pop of yellow and blue against the green. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

STUNNING!! Just absolutely, positively STUNNING! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!