As many of you know, last Sunday Stampin' Up announced over 200 stamp sets that will retire when the current Idea Book and Catalog expires at the end of next month! The good news is that the stamp set that I'm using on today's card will NOT retire! Hooray for that, as this is one of my favorite sets to color with markers and blender pens! But the paper that I'm using today WILL retire, so I enjoyed using it and its colors to make a card with a Spring feeling to it!
Oh, and there's the little issue of a challenge! Yes, this card is one I made for a Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group's color challenge. For this one, we were to use Pink, Green, and Yellow. Now, no one defined what "Pink" meant, so I took some liberties with the use of a pale version of Tangerine Tango, which is not actually a pink – more of a coral. But if I showed this to any of the men in my life and asked them what color it was, I can guarantee that a majority would say, "Pink"! My "out" for this is that the Melon Mambo in the center of the flowers really is a "pink."
The yellow – Daffodil Delight – and the green – Wild Wasabi – are definitely what the colors are supposed to be!
The stamp set for today is called Fabulous Florets, and it really is a fabulous stamp set to use! For this card, I stamped the flower on the left, and then "masked" it before stamping the second flower. To make the mask, I stamped the flower image on the top of a Post-It note and then very carefully cut it out before attaching it to the top of the first flower. Then I stamped the second flower. Then I said to myself, "Self, you'll certainly be masking this flower again, so why not put the mask away in the stamp set's box." I did that – and laid it right on top of another such mask that I'd made who knows how long ago! I have got to use my stamp sets more often!
The paper that I used for the yellow layer as well as the floral layer is Beyond the Garden. Yes, it has the same images as the stamp set, and you might wonder why Stampin' Up! would retire it and not the stamp set. One thing that's happened in the past is that we get the same design in a new set of papers but with different colors. Wouldn't that be great. Oh, I can hardly wait to see that new catalog!!!
Oh, and the ribbon – I'm always tying cards up with a bow! It's Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, and I've had it since last summer's Stampin' Up! Convention. You'd think after I spent two years bemoaning the fact that Stampin' Up! didn't have enough yellow ribbon that I'd be on my third or fourth spool of this ribbon. But no; it's still spool number 1.
This uses a simple sketch, but I think it's really effective with the multiple mats of the Wild Wasabi! So I thought I'd share it with you and hope you can use it for something that YOU make!