The Paper Players have the most beautiful colour challenge this week. I couldn't resist playing along. In fact, I did two cards with the colour palette, I liked it so much. Today, I'm sharing the pretty card with you. On Friday, I'll share the fun card. The card today features the Birthday Blooms stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. It really is a gorgeous image and I haven't used it for so long. It really deserves much more time out of the box! First, take a look at the Inspiration Banner for The Paper Players Colour Challenge:
Is it just me, or does that combination rev up your mojo as well? So pretty. Here's how it turned out for my creation:
- Dang! Photography just doesn't do that copper embossing justice! The beautiful Birthday Bloom itself is embossed using Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder as is the sentiment from the same stamp set and the splatters from Timeless Textures. The flower itself was sponged with some Blushing Bride Ink - just a hint, and the leaves with Smoky Slate. I fussy cut the bloom and removed some of the extra foliage and buds to simplify the image.
- I created a little "texture nest" for the blossom with designs from Timeless Textures in Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride plus some splatter from Awesomely Artistic in Smoky Slate as well.
- I kept the layering simple to focus on the Birthday Bloom and keep the card clean. The sentiment was die cut with the banner from Rose Garden Thinlits and another was cut in Smoky Slate and layered just underneath, looking like a shadow here.
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