Good Monday Morning! I hope you all had an awesome weekend. The weather in NY has been just glorious, in the upper 70's with low humidity and a cool breeze. I could take a whole lifetime of days like this! It's great weather to do anything outdoors, and I enjoyed it by taking a nice long bike ride.
I'm mixing old and new and using up scraps in today's birthday card for two challenges. The first challenge is the delicious combo from Color Throwdown. I adore this combination! It's just perfect for florals of any kind.
I used the sketch this week from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. I loved the layout and wanted to use a background of Pale Plum. However, Pale Plum is a long retired color. I did not have any ink and only the smallest of scraps of cardstock, but I was able to make it work.
Here's my itty bitty bag of ancient Pale Plum scraps. Why did I even bother saving this tiny amount, you ask? Well, my fellow scrap hoarders know that there you will always find a purpose for something if you wait long enough! Behold, along came this challenge!
I didn't have enough for an entire background, so I just pieced what I had onto some Whisper White, and didn't bother with the areas that I knew would be covered by DSP. I was so proud of my crafty little self!
The pretty floral image was stamped onto Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon ink and colored with ink pads and an Aqua Painter. The Aqua Painter can make an artist of anyone, even me!
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum*
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated*, Pocketful of Posies*
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon*
(* Retired Products)
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