This is made sort of following the sketch that Roxie gave us to work with today. You can see the sketch here. I almost passed on this one. It just had too many pieces and I'm such a Clean & Simple gal. But a challenge isn't a challenge if it's easy. Right?
I decided to use the colors from the color challenge, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride & Early Expresso. The Watercolor Trio stamp set was perfect for the size of the design area. It's such a shame that this set will only be available until August 31st. It has been one of my all time favorite sets. I'll still use it, but I hate that it won't be available any more.
I inked the flowers with the Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride & Old Olive SU markers and stamped them on the 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" Whisper White. I matted this in Early Expresso and rounded the top corner of each piece with the Corner Rounder Punch.
The actual card base is out of Early Expresso and measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. It measures 3 1/8" x 5 1/4".
Then comes the tricky part and I'm not sure I got it right. You can look at the sketch and judge for yourself. I cut the strips as close as I could figure out in the Blushing Bride & Riding Hood Red. I put them all in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and ran them through the BIG GUY. I wasn't too crazy about them so I punched the ends with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. They still didn't look quite right so I added some flowers from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack that I just got. A tiny pearl from the Pearl Jewels set topped them off. The top corner of the design looked like it needed something so I put another pearl there.
This card was a struggle for me but I did something close to the sketch anyway. I'm ready for something easier tomorrow!
Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Paper: Early Expresso, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Old Olive SU Markers
Acc.: Big Shot, Square Lattice & Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Scallop Trim Border, Corner Rounder & Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, Pearls
That's all for today.