Floral Fusion Hello - PPA154 Color Challenge

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The Pals Paper Arts design team always has wonderful color combinations and this week is no exception...what a delightful color combination to work with!

I always start these projects by perusing the catalog for options in the challenge colors. Right away I spotted two of the three colors in the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack and what a steal...all those pattern choices for only $6.95!! The patterns I chose were both from this paper stack and coincidentally, were flip patterns on the same piece of paper so I knew this was meant to be!

A friend recently posed a question about the flowers in the Floral Fusion die by Stampin' Up!. She wanted to know why the flowers were never offset in the style of actual flowers and I thought...good question! I told her I would pull the die out and make some flowers in each style and post pictures so when I started today, the plan was to make two of the same card, one with the flowers stacked, the second with the flower petals offset but I just couldn't do it! My orderly soul just could not cope with the flowers offset...sorry Terri!

Here is a close up shot of these pretty little flowers. The Floral Fusion die cuts three flowers of graduated sizes at once so all that is needed is to stack them on top of each other with a simple Crumb Cake button on top, assembled quickly wth glue dots. I did take an extra minute to curl the ends of each petal wth my bone folder to give the flower a bit of dimension.

I added some Calypso Coral Baker's Twine to compliment the Calypso Coral background layer as well as a sentiment from the Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp Set that I got for FREE during Sale-a-bration...I always love free and I think the sentiment is so sweet!

I really enjoy the subtle added interest that paper piercing adds to any project. Here I added a bit to two opposite corners of the card. I love the effect!

I think this card would be perfect to send to someone special just to show some apreciation for all that they mean to you!

I hope you have enjoyed today's project. Please check back next Tuesday for the Pals Blog Hop and some blog candy!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous (129654) - free with $50 purchase!

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Calypso Coral (122925), Crumb Cake (120953) Cardstock; Print Poetry (129312) Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die (115969), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin' Trimmer (126889)

Embellishments:  Neutral Designer Buttons (119743), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (125573)

Thanks for stopping by!