When I first saw the new mini catalog, I knew this was a must have set. The stamp itself is typically not my style, not usually the one I would gravitate to, much less purchase. But I did. It was calling me right off the pages of the mini catalog and it was just begging me to ink it up. I chose to use this stamp set for the Color Q challenge in mid-May. Here is the inspiration for this card:
Cute right?? At first, I found it hard to get all these colors together on one card but once I got my supplies together and started to put ink to paper, the juices just started flowing and in the end I was pretty pleased with what came of it. Its good to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. That is what's so great about these challenges.
This card uses a retired color (Kiwi Kiss) and a couple retiring colors (Bermuda Bay and Summer Sun). I'm really excited that these colors are going away, actually. (Not the normal sob story you usually hear, isnt it?) Personally, I never really used most of the colors that are retiring. They just sat there and smiled at me but they aren't my go-to colors. I think that is part of the reason why this color challenge was particularly challenging for me.
Anyway, for this card I colored in the flowers with a Summer Sun marker and the leaves are colored in with an Old Olive marker. Kiwi kiss didn't come in a marker so I took the closest green there was. The humming bird is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and cut out with paper snips. I adhered it with dimensionals.
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Stamp sets: Elements of Style
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Old Olive
Paper: Soft Suede card stock, Summer Sun card stock, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Paper Snips, Many Marvelous Markers