Today I was inspired by all kinds of challenges and actually managed to group three of them together! You may notice that I have been using a lot of hostess sets with my cards and today is no different. This is to remind you of how many amazing sets are available FREE! Oh, I love free! With Sale-a-bration right around the corner and the new Occasions Mini already available, now is a great time to become a hostess.
I am sending out the last of my thank-you cards today (so far, so good on the resolution!) and now want to get ahead on some upcoming birthdays. Perfect timing since Stampin’ Royalty is celebrating their birthday with a birthday card challenge. Arielle is their new Goddess so I thought it fitting to use her ColourQ Challenge #66:
Beautiful colors, aren’t they?? Finally, I used the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 314 for my layout.
I don’t have any Soft Sky so I substituted with Baja Breeze. I think it has the same feel to it. I used the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder again but created a rectangle using a similar method as Sharon Field did at Created By You. My rectangle is 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″. I simply used the short side of the folder instead of the long one. My flowers are one of the two-step stamps from Fast & Fabulous (hostess level 2). I started by inking with So Saffron and Daffodil Delight and then added Baja Breeze (these were all Stampin’ Write markers). I took a sponge dauber to the stamp to soften any edges to the colors. The outline was stamped in Basic Black. A little “flag” was created by snipping a rectangle and tucking the still square end under a black button (Neutrals Designer Buttons). I colored my thread with the Baja Breeze marker. The image panel is popped up on dimensionals and another dimensional tucked under the raised section of the flag. The beautiful paper is from the main catalog’s Greenhouse Gala DSP.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another beautiful color combination from the ColorLab Color Challenge. Thanks for stopping in…see you soon!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fast & Fabulous; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Whisper White; Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Basic Black; Accessories: Neutrals Designer Buttons, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Thread (non-SU)
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