My fabulous upline, Brandi, has a birthday coming up! Yea! Of course I needed to make a card using my latest products. I really wanted to make another card using Friends Never Fade and Greenhouse Gala DSP, but this time using a darker color palette. I found this great layout over at the OCC Sketch Blog:
I knew it was just right! For the small rectangle, I used a piece of the DSP that has Chocolate Chip as the main color. I wanted the darker piece so that I could use my cool new 1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon. It is really fun ribbon! I have to say that I have been leaning towards wider and wider ribbon the longer I have stamped so this was kind of a gamble (or so I thought) to buy. No fear, it is awesome to work with and, frankly, works in places that wide ribbon won’t. I colored directly on the flower stamp with Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Early Espresso markers. The words are from the Well Scripted set (ret). Here is the result:
The little bow was inspired by Kerin Sylvester‘s card for this week’s Stampin’ 411 sketch challenge. I used Early Espresso paper for the layering and it really goes beautifully with this DSP! I find it funny how the addition of some new colors can change how I feel about the existing ones. Real Red has generally not been my “go-to” red but somehow it feels updated when added to the Daffodil, Baja Breeze and Espresso.
Brandi, I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Thanks so much for being my upline and inspiring me to become a Stampin’ Up demonstrator!!
Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Well Scripted; Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso; Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso; Accessories: 1/8″ Daffodil Taffeta Ribbon
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