Happy Thursday! I'm back today with another FUN color combination from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team:
Colors like these make designing a card EASY!!
Aren't the flowers FUN! They are from the Too Kind Stamp Set and are two-step stamps. What is a two-step stamp? Just what it sounds like. There is a background image and a foreground image. The background image provides the color of the flower and the foreground image provides the flower details. When stamping the background image, stamp off once after inking so that the color is softer. That will make the foreground image 'pop'.
I randomly stamped the flowers, adding in the smaller version as well. Then the sentiment. I chose a bold sentiment and stamped in Early Expresso so that it would hold it's own against all the color on the left. In retrospect, i could have embossed it as well. I lined the top layer with Early Expresso and So Saffron cardstock and cropped them all a bit smaller so that the Calypso Coral base would balance out the strong colors of the flowers. I couldn't leave well enough along so I 'painted' glue on the flowers randomly with my Two-Way Glue Pen and then poured Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter over the card. I L-O-V-E all the sparkle!
I found a perfect complimenting pattern paper for my envelope liner in the Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper pack. It is smooth and glossy, very elegant!
This card is going to a wonderful young lady whom I have known since she was born. She recently graduated from college with two degrees, in Physics and Astrophysics no less, and then moved clear across the country to take a dream job working with data and images from the Hubble telescope. I'm sure it's hard to be so far from her family and everything familiar so I'm going to send some love and encouragement her way. She believed she could do it, and she IS doing it! So proud!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you have a chance, won't you pop on over to the Pals Paper Arts challenge blog and see what wonderful things the other designers have created for you? And maybe play along with us? We would love to see what you create!