As I mentioned in yesterday's post, my son and daughter-in-love were visiting for the weekend. She has a birthday in another week, but since we won't see her before then, I made a cake and gave her this card and her gift early.
The inspiration for this card came from the Paper Lovin' Gals Challenge #1 (this is a new challenge blog that started this week).
I used the colors but also the pitcher and the bright pink daisies in the photo as my inspiration. The card base is Crumb Cake card stock. I added a strip of Melon Mambo card stock that I ran
through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and a strip of Marina Mist card stock. The only image of a pitcher I had was from the Studio Sketches stamp set but that has two pears and I didn't want the pears to be included. I stamped the image on a piece of watercolor paper with black StazOn ink. I colored in the image with Marina Mist ink and a blender pen, pears included. Using the spritzer tool and the Crumb Cake marker, I spritzed the image. I've been wanting to try this technique I saw on Leanne Greff's blog for making the frame using the Decorative Label punch. I punched mine out of Mocha Morning Specialty designer paper. The image was attached to the frame and matted with a piece of Basic Black card stock. Before adding this layer to the card with dimensionals, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set using VersaMark and black embossing powder on the bottom of the card front. After attaching the image layer, I used the Big Shot and the Flower Daisies Bigz Die to cut out two of the smallest daisies from Melon Mambo card stock. I added a 1/2" circle of Daffodil Delight and a black glimmer brad to the center and attached it over the pears with a glue dot. A little camouflage with Melon Mambo. All set to link it to the new challenge blog. Check it out if you're looking for challenges that use inspiration photos. Have a great day.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: Studio Sketches (w-#115974/c-#122222); Happiest Birthday Wishes (w-#122675/c-#122617 - Hostess)
Ink: Marina Mist (#119668); VersaMark (#102283); Crumb Cake Marker (#120967); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock/Paper: Crumb Cake (#120953); Basic Black (#121045); Melon Mambo (#115320); Marina Mist (#119682); Daffodil Delight (#119683); Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (#122366); Watercolor Paper (#122959)
Tools: Decorative Label Punch (#120907); Flower Daisies #2 Bigz Die (#114520); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335); Color Spritzer Tool (#107066); Blender Pens (#102845); 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869)
The Finishing Touches: Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109133); Glimmer Basics Brads (#121003); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)