Friday, June 14, 2013

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge: Thankful Flowers

Happy Friday and welcome to the the start of the weekend (in a few hours).  After what was supposed to be a very bad weather day yesterday, thankful the storms missed us and we're looking forward to a beautiful weekend, perfect to celebrate the special men in our lives for Father's Day.  Today I want to share the card I made for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge, this week it's a fun color challenge.  These are four fun colors but I'll admit I never would have thought to combine them.
I started with a cardbase of Baja Breeze (so sad this color retired) and then added a layer of Midnight Muse under my Whisper White panel.  For the Whisper White piece I first stamped it with the Mixed Bunch stamp set and just stamped several of the flowers and circle images in different colors.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Hexagon Embossing Folder before adding a piece of Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon.

For the greeting image I used the Oh, Hello stamp set and stamped the chevron oval piece in Summer Starfruit but stamped off first to soften the color.  The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Midnight Muses.  I used the Big Shot and the Oval Collection Framelits to cut out both oval pieces (I love matting layers and the framelits help me do that so easily and with so many different sizes and shapes available, so awesome!)  I used dimensionals to attach the greeting to card so it really pops up off the page.
I have to admit when I was making this card I didn't know how it was going to turn out because of the colors but the more I look at the card I really like it, nice and cheery!  If you haven't tried using these colors together, give it a try, it'll be fun to see what you come up with.
Take care and have a great weekend!

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  1. Adorable card! I love how you used so many different sets to create your patterned paper, super cute. Thanks for sharing with us at HSS!

  2. Very Pretty!!! Great background!!! Love the added texture!!! Color combo worked perfect!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  3. Wow your card is so cheerful and summery! I just adore the texture and all the flowers. I am so glad you added your card to our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  4. I love the way your base panel turned out! I never think to emboss a stamped panel, and yours is just beautiful. I can just see the smile on the face of the special person to open a pretty card like this. Thanks for playing with HSS! Erika

    1. Thanks Erika. I love the added dimension you get by embossing a piece after you've stamped it, so fun!

  5. Stamping then embossing looks great! I haven't done that....yet. :) This card looks very springy! A great card to showcase in a class, too! Thanks for joining us at HSS!


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