There were a couple of stamp sets in the Occasions Catalogue that I loved at first sight and thought "I MUST get that" but then, for some reason, I haven't used! I think, once they were in my hand, I was having trouble visualising how I would use them.
So, I decided that today was the day that I had to overcome this mental block, no matter what!
|Timeless Textures combined with a flower from Friends and Flowers. The leaf is from the Botanical Blooms bundle.|
While making this card, I had an interesting experience with colours. The finished card is Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride, however .....
.... it didn't start out that way!
|The inside of the card|
I stamped the floral images from Friends and Flowers onto Blushing Bride cardstock with Rich Razzleberry ink! I punched out the petals with the Festive Flower Builder punch and then blended over the stamping with some Blushing Bride ink to soften the look a little.
|How it looks propped up on display. Greeting from Wetlands stamp set|
|A bit too much dimension for the postal system!|
When I returned - my Rich Razzleberry flower had transformed into Cherry Cobbler!
From now on I should be able to use Friends and Flowers and Timeless Textures as much as they deserve - because they're both beautiful and versatile sets!
However, I have created another little challenge for myself!
I was so concentrated on the creation that I didn't think about the practicalities!
I think this will have to be a hand-delivered card rather than one that goes through the mail system!
I can't go without acknowledging a very talented lady whose beautiful card gave me inspiration. Her card is here. Thank you Marika Rahtu.
'Til next time
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