Hello Everyone ~ Love the color combination on my Pop of Petals Meets Let It Snow creation today!
I begin the long drive home today. It is 5 – 6 hours and about half way through I start to get tired. I always stop and take a break so I am alert to finish the drive. Once I hit the North Carolina visitor’s center ~ which is still closed ~ I am usually pretty good. I am hoping I am not too tired from the trip to California as it will be long trip home.
We have a great color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Papercrafting Challenges blog.
I was curious as to how I was going to work these colors in with my Let It Snow series of card ideas. Coastal Cabana and Real Red are in the paper so I opted to add Shaded Spruce as an accent color. When I looked at the designer series paper There was a great striped Coastal Cabana and Real Red pattern. That is what I chose to use for the paper. I cut a rectangle and mounted it onto a Shaded Spruce rectangle. The colors really popped and I loved it. This rectangle layer was added to the Whisper White card front turn the rectangle at an angle. Now to make my flowers! I stamped the large flowers two times using Coastal Cabana and Real Red. I then used a different flower and stamped it twice using Shaded Spruce to use for my leaves. The 3 flower cluster was also stamped 3 times in Coastal Cabana and Real Red. I punched out the large flowers using the coordinating punch. Then I checked a retired 3 flower punch and found out it coordinated with the 6 petal small flower I had stamped. I used this punch to punch out all the little flowers. I love it when a retired punch also works with a current stamp. I layered my large flowers using glue dots. The large Shaded Spruce flower was cut apart and the petals were added behind the flowers for the leaves. These 2 flowers were added in the lower left hand corner using dimensionals. I took the small flowers and started clustering them in the upper right hand corner using glue dots and dimensionals. I wanted a sentiment so I went to my trusty set Daisy Lane and stamped the sentiment with Shaded Spruce. I trimmed the paper into a rectangle and then cut a larger rectangle in Shaded Spruce to layer the two. The sentiment was added to the card front using dimensionals. To finish the card I added lots of rhinestones to the center of the flowers. Here is the completed Pop of Petals Meets Let It Snow.
inside of card and envelope
I don’t often use Pop of Petals but check out this idea where I used it to create a poinsettia tag. This set also makes a great clean and simple idea like this one. And how about this striking card that uses watercoloring for the dramatic effect.
Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation