Sundays are always fun at The Stampin' Schach because I get to reveal the The Paper Players inspiration card. This week is a Theme Challenge hosted by LeAnne Pugliese entitled "Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees". I am especially excited for you to see today's card because it is the first card that I have made using the Flower Fest set from the Summer Mini. It's filled with fun, floral images which took me a wee bit outside of my comfort zone. Yet I was challenged to add special touches to make it my own. I hope that you enjoy my "Flowers for The Paper Players"!
The Stampin' Schach Stampin' Tips:
- A background bouquet! I randomly stamped the floral images from Flower Fest onto Whisper White card stock after inking them with Jet Black StazOn. Next, I pulled out Blender Pens and watercolored them using the following inks: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Daffodil Delight.
- Texture! To soften the overly-bright background, I zipped the "bouquet" through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
- Add some "Wow"! Selected images were then stamped and watercolored again. After adding Dazzling Diamonds, they were paper snipped out and popped upon Stampin' Dimensionals. Basic Rhinestones centers are the perfect accent!
- Finish with a fabulous bow! A Basic Black Satin Bow, attached to a pleated ribbon, completes the look.
So what do you think of this fun, summery set? I know I am more of a "Sailing Away" to "The Open Sea" on a "Nautical Expedition" kind of gal, put this is fun with a touch of whimsy! I am anxious to see what fabulous projects you create for this week's challenge!
Remember, your comments are important to me. I do read them all and respond to those I can. And if you remember from yesterday's post, my favorite embellishment, FREE Basic Pearls are heading out the door to one lucky person randomly selected from all comments left today and yesterday. And as always, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...
Stamp Set: Flower Fest (W 122278, C 122280---Summer Mini), Pendant Park (W 115546, C 120012); Inks: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Baja Breeze (111833), Cherry Cobbler (), Wild Wasabi (109014), Tangerine Tango (111834), Daffodil Delight (119667); Card Stock: Baja Breeze Textured (119972), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), 1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch (119863), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425); Glitz and Glam: Basic Rhinestones (119246), Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117285), Dazzling Diamonds (102023)