Today, I decided to try something a little different. I wanted to have the background "sky" blend into the card instead of having a blue sky that would contrast. I think it's kind of interesting. I made a cloud template out of a clear window sheet using the scallop circle punch. It's so cool because I can see through it and can place it exactly where I want to. That really helps to be able to make a varied cloud bank. I sponged the clouds in more mustard ink.
The base of the card, as well as the petals of the flower, are apricot appeal. I sponged the petals with more mustard, then spritzed them with the spritzer tool using a chocolate chip marker. The center of the flower is a 1" circle of more mustard and a 3/4" circle more mustard dsp. That's popped up on a dimensional and finished off with a sweet little button threaded with linen thread. Behind the flower is an old olive layer cut with a nestie and embossed with a CB embossing folder. The gingham ribbon is retired mellow moss. I sure wish SU would bring back all the gingham colors. I really love them. The dsp on the bottom of the card is from the Welcome Neighbor dsp out of the sale-a-bration mini catalog.
The colors on the card came out a little funny. I'm going to have to play around with my lighting to see if I can get future posts looking better.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look around.
Stamps: Garden Greetings (sentiment)
Paper: Welcome Neighbor dsp, apricot appeal, very vanilla, old olive
Ink: Chocolate chip, more mustard
Accessories: Nesties, CB embossing folder, gold brads, gingham ribbon, small oval, 1" circle, 3/4" circle and word window punches, dimensional, 1/8" hand held punch, button, linen thread