I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Whisper White Cardstock. On this piece I used the large swirly image from Everything Eleanor and Calypso Coral ink for a great base for the flowers before adding a piece of Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (so glad these patterns are sticking around!!) Next I had a little strip of White Corrugated cardstock (retiring) from a class project sitting on my desk so I inked up using a sponge Dauber and Calypso Coral ink and attached it along with a piece of Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (retiring and awesome!!) around the center of the cardfront.
Next I stamped the scalloped circle label image from the same stamp set using Pool Party Ink and Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (retiring) and then was able to stamp the greeting from the A Whole Lot of Lovely Hostess Stamp set (retiring) using Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the image and able to get a great alignment on the stamp the first time (whoo hoo, doesn’t always happen!!) and attached this piece to the cardfront with dimensionals.
For the final flowery touches I stamped and small and large flower images from Everything Eleanor and hand cut them out with Paper Snips. I added a Pool Party Enamel Dot from the It’s Your Party Enamel Dots (retiring) to the center of the Calypso Coral flower and attached with a dimensional. Tiny pearls were added to the center of the large Pool Party flower for all the little filaments. After attaching the flowers to the cardfront I gently folded the petals up to add some dimension to the card.
The soft and pretty colors really work with the flowers and Smoky Slate is a great neutral color to let the softer colors shine. I love these stamp sets and am sad to see them go (but great things are coming) and this saying is perfect to send someone just to let them know you’re thinking of them. Just another reminder to make sure to order your retiring favorites soon so you don’t miss out if they sell out!
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