Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.
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We like to think spring is around the corner and naturally flowers are part of that season. So I chose bright cheery color for this card. It is almost monchromatic, but I added just touch of Tip Top Taupe as narrow band to tie the words stamped in the Stitched Shapes Oval.
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Stamp Set: The beautiful flowers from Oh So Succulent stamp set sitting on brick wall makes you think of all the flowers that will soon be blooming on the brick wall. I wanted the special look for the words. So I chose the Stylized Birthday Stamp to give it a little elegance. I believe script gives more a formal look which gives the elegance.
Color: When we think spring, we turn our eyes to bright and cheery spring colors. For me shades of pink are my favorite colors. So I chose Flirty Flamingo. However, keeping one color would make the color blend into the design. So we need another color that would compliment, but not distract from the primary color. So this is where Tip Top Taupe comes into play.
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso
Paper: The inks set the tone for the paper colors: Flirty Flamingo and Tip Taupe. You will need Whisper White for the oval. Using the white makes the words stamped in Tip Top Taupe. the band is from the 2015-2017 Designer Series Paper.
Technique: The technique is simply embossing your card stock with the Brick Wall embossing folder.
Embellishment: Stampin’ Up! has a way of making a card easy because the colors and products all coordinate together like the Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon. Don’t forget to use your sponge daubers around the edge before you pop them up on dimensionals to make the flowers stand out.
Bundle: When you are able to bundle your stamp set and framelit, you win because you save 10%. So I used the Oh So Succulent stamp set with the Succulent Framelits Dies to make cutting out the flowers so easy. You simply stamp and cut. The flowers are stamped with Early Espresso ink and sponged around the edges.
Accessories: There are two framelits in this card. The Succulent Framelits was mentioned above, but there is one more… the Stitched Shapes Framelit. The Tip Top Taupe one is cut with scallop one and the smaller piece is cut in Whisper White. The stitching around the edge sets it apart from any other oval. So cutting these out with ease is easy with your Big Shot.
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations