Greetings! I'm back today with a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
I thought the hydrangea from the Best of Flowers Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary stamp set would work perfectly with this sketch and then built from there:
When using two colors on one stamp, I usually use Stampin' Markers to ink up the stamp but today I tried something a bit different. I stamped the image onto my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig stamp positioner, lined the image up onto my piece of Very Vanilla cardstock just where I wanted it, then I slide a 3x3 Post-It note under the stamp positioner and carefully covered up the stem and leaves of the flower. I removed the stamp positioner, stamped the flower in Pool Party ink, and reversed the process! I think the image stamped very cleanly!
The card base is NOT Old Olive cardstock, but rather is one of the papers from the Etcetera Designer Series Paper pack! I glanced right over it at first because there is a very large pattern on the paper but on second glance, I realized I could cut out around the pattern and have a nice crisp backdrop for the other delightful pattern paper in the same pack. And the colors were green and blue...perfect for a hydrangea!!
And isn't the font on this sentiment amazing? It just soooo girly!! Love it!
I used the new Envelope Punch Board to round all these corners...ez peasy :)
I didn't feel that the card needed much more so I used some simple Linen Thread and a double bow with a bitty button for jewelry.
I spent the weekend stamping away and look forward to sharing more projects with you! I'll be back on Wednesday with some halloween treats :)
Stamps: Best of Flowers (133342), A Dozen Thoughts (131059)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Old Olive (100702) Cardstock; Etcetera (130129) Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pool Party (126982), Old Olive (126953) Classic Stampin' Pad
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Envelope Punch Board (133774)
Embellishments: Linen Thread (104199), Naturals Designer Buttons (127554)
Thanks for stopping by!