Once a month, I do a card class for a group of amazing crafters in a little town about 60 kilometers south of where I live. (That's about 40 miles for my American readers.) I love doing this class even when it means getting up really early (remember, I'm a night owl)! The ladies in the class are warm, genuine and they love to craft! We meet in a local coffee shop and the paper and ink fly for about two and a half hours, along with laughter and great conversation. And the coffee shop makes amazing chai lattes and clubhouse sandwiches.
This is one of the cards I designed for the class, based on a Pinterest pin one of the members sent me. I changed the colours and some of the stamps but the layout is basically the same. I'm hoping it's a hit.
It suits the criteria for The Paper Players' Challenge #217:
It's interesting that this challenge, hosted by Ann Schach, uses 3 of the 5 new Stampin' Up! In Colours this year: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist. Here's my take on the colour challenge:
- The card base is Mossy Meadow. It's such a rich green colour. I also used Mossy Meadow ink on the sentiment, from the And Many More stamp set.
- The background on the oval consists of two images from the World of Dreams stamp set. The grass was stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then the flower stalks were stamped in VersaMark and Gold Stampin' Emboss powder was added and heat set. Too bad the photo doesn't show the shiny images.
- The flower images, all from the Flower Shop stamp set were stamped in Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and the middle one was stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with the gold embossing powder. They were all punched out with the .Pansy Punch It can be hard to line up these images with the punch, but once you figure it out, mark the bottom right on the wood block or maybe on the label for your clear mount choices, so you won't have to puzzle over it the next time you use it.
- I just love the Stitched Satin Ribbons. They add an elegant touch to the overall effect.
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