Today’s post is addressing three things at once. First of all, I needed a birthday card for one of my staff members, Tammy one of the two women on my team. That meant I could pull out my flower stamps instead of the more masculine. Second, the Pals Paper Arts had a new sketch challenge PPA168 starting today, and The Paper Players have a color challenge #158 that ends today. Figured I might as well address all three at the same time. Here’s my card:
……and here are the challenges that inspired it
About the Card
1. When I set out to make it I knew I wanted to use the simply pressed clay flowers. I thought they would be an excellent way to showcase the Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe colors in the same element. Then I figured, why not use the clay to make some leaves in Pear Pizzazz and get all three colors in there. So I pressed the clay into a wide flat piece and pressed the leaf from Secret Garden Framelits into the clay. That gave me an outline that I could cut around with an tiny knife. I then scored some lines into the leaves for the veins, also using my knife and let it dry, sponging the pear pizzazz afterwards.
2. I wanted some type of background stamp to fill in the large white space at the top of the sketch so I chose to stamp the large flower background image from Elements of Style in pear pizzazz because it had similar flowers. I added a bit of Gorgeous Grunge in Crisp Cantaloupe and a Strawberry Slush hummingbird, also from Elements of Style. I also put a small little stamp from Best of Flowers inside the card to tie it all together.
3. For the banner across, I had tried some wider pieces of Crisp Canteloupe there, even stamping it with the background image but finally chose the wonderful ruffle stretch trim in Crisp Cantaloupe.
What I used
Stamps: Best of Flowers, Gorgeous Grundge, Elements of Style, Happy Birthday Wishes, Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Accessories: Ruffle Stretch trim, Simply Pressed Clay, pearls
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