Happy Monday! I feel like I've been off-line forever, even though it's only been a week! I am back home for a few days before I fly down to Phoenix for the Gathering For Greatness Retreat, a Stampin' Up! event put on by Lisa Pretto. I guess you could call her my "great grandma" in stamping - which is weird because she is younger than me!! Well, needless to say, I'm really looking forward to attending her event and being a sponge - soaking up all the information that they toss out there. I know it's going to be great fun.
Today's card has 2 purposes: First, I will enter it into the Pals Paper Arts challenge for this week. It's a color challenge. Here's the banner that helped me get started:
I think the key to this card is the Stampin' Dimensionals. I used them to pop up the white panel over the Watermelon Wonder base, the sentiment banner, and the pink butterflies. The "puffies," as my ladies call them, give the card great dimension (imagine that!)
I cropped out the flower/leaf image with the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies and a sheet of taupe/white stripes from the Go Wild DSP Stack. I glued it to Tip Top Taupe with a Fine-tip Glue Pen.
The sentiment and inside image are both from the Rose Wonder stamp set, and the white banner is cropped from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. Bundle the Stamp Set and Thinlits Dies and save 15%!
Pink Pirouette Bitty Butterflies have tiny pearl bodies and seem to float over the rose.
I stamped the large image from Rose Wonder on the inside using Pink Pirouette. Since it's such a light color I was able to stamp it full strength and it is faint enough to write a message over it.
I pulled the Watermelon Wonder paper for the envelope flap from the In Color DSP Stack. If you cut it 2" wide and add a 1/4" strip in a complimentary color, you can get 12 envelopes decorated out of one sheet of paper! That is really stretching your paper supply and your dollars! :-)
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