It’s time for another great (and easy) challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog. Debbie is our host, and she chose the theme of Birthday. So, please pull out your birthday related images and come play along with us. The design team shared Birthday inspiration to help tickle your creativity. My card features a combination of several Stampin’ Up! products… Floral Essence and Path of Petals bundles and Butterfly Wishes stamp set.
Floral Essence Bundle
Each flower consists of 3 stamped images of the 3-petal flower. I used Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks to give a variety of light to dark green shades. Even the retired glitter enamel dots from the 2017 annual catalog were in 3 different hues!
Path of Petals Bundle
I die cut a sheet of Perennial Essence designer series paper with the largest die in the Petal Labels dies. Another die cut from fun foam was used as the backing to give dimension. Honestly, I did not care for the fun foam as a backing for this particular intricate die. Because of the “give” in the fun foam with the small floral details, they were cut away to leave just the oval opening. (Note: A cardboard die-cut worked much better on a later project.) This was adhered to a panel of Balmy Blue cardstock over Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set
This particular butterfly was my main reason for purchasing the Butterfly Wishes stamp set. That as well as the sentiments. And, let’s not forget two of the remaining butterflies coordinate with the Butterfly Duet punch… another bonus! I stamped the butterfly twice with Rich Razzleberry ink, brushed clear Wink of Stella over sections of both butterflies and fussy cut. Then the second butterfly “body” was cut away and cuts were made within the wings to separate the right wing from the left wing. Afterward, I glued the pieces strategically to the first butterfly and shaped the wings. I have tried this technique several more times over the past couple of weeks and am very pleased with the result.
The inside panel contains an inked image of the flowering branch. Various colors of Blends (alcohol markers) were used to color the branch. Then Prismacolor colored pencils provided the shading for more depth. My biggest surprise was discovering Bermuda Bay ink gave me the right color addition to this panel. The second piece of Perennial Essence designer series paper behind it had just a touch of that blue. Who would have thought it would work out so nicely?
The card ended up a little darker than I had envisioned. But, overall, I am pleased with the color combination. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for color improvement. I hope to try this similar layout again but with a different paper and color combination.
Please join The Sisterhood of Crafters this challenge period with a birthday project of your own. We would love to see you in our gallery. In the meanwhile,
Have fun stamping,