Friday, June 29, 2018

Beautiful Promenade for As You See It Challenge

My eyes are heavy as I'm writing this blog post. Earlier today we took our Syrian refugee family on a field trip to show them how to use the bus system in our city. To be honest, it's been a really long time since I used the bus system myself, so it was a learning curve for me too! And it involved a lot of walking, which is really good for me, but hoo,boy, am I tired tonight!! I managed to stay awake long enough to create this card, though, for the next As You See It Challenge, which happens to be a colour challenge this time! I love colour challenges, especially this one, which we are sub-titling Warmth!

I had a favourite herbal tea called Warmth and it was an Orange Cinnamon flavoured concoction that I loved and this reminds me of it and of a sunny day in the garden and of this stamp set, Beautiful Promenade!

This stamp set reminds me a little of one of my old favourites, Everything Eleanor, so I had to have it. I love the shape of the large flowers and I love that you can fill the outlines with the striped fillers. Then there's the beautiful sentiments! It's a wow set for me and it is a bundle along with coordinating Beautiful Layers thinlits!

Here's how my Design Team sample turned out:

  • I took the challenge colour palette and added a neutral - Crumb Cake - to it, to ease the intensity of the colours a little without making the background stark white. I embossed the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Simple Stripes embossing folder, and wrapped some 3/8" Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around it, fastening it at either end underneath.
  • I created layers with a Basic Black card base, a 5 1/4" x 4" Whisper White layer, then a 5" x 3 3/4" layer of Crushed Curry cardstock and finally a 4 7/8" x  3 5/8" layer of Flirty Flamingo.
  • The flowers were created using the Stamparatus. Did you know you can order that through this catalogue now? I stamped the outline stamp, by placing it on one flap, inking it in either Memento Tuxedo Black ink or Flirty Flamingo ink and stamping it on Whisper White. I then placed the striped filler image stamp face down on this image matching it exactly to the stamped image and picked up the stamp with the other flap. It was then inked up with either Flirty Flamingo ink or Crushed Curry ink and stamped right over top of the outline. It was a perfect match up!
  • The little flowers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured in with Flirty Flamingo and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers.

  • Everything was die cut with the matching dies from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits and added to the card front. The large flowers were shaped a bit with the bonefolder for more 3D look. I added them with Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the same set and it's punched out from Whisper White card stock with the Everyday Label Punch. Don't you love that sentiment??

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Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Big Shot
Glue Dots

1 comment :

  1. This card is really striking! I like the soft striped panel at the back - it lets those glorious flowers and elegant leaves shine! This is a colour combination I'd not have thought to use but it is spectacular! Great card, Heather.


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