Yesterday I participated in an online design challenge hosted by a group to which I belong. It was fun to just stop what I was doing in the middle of the holiday rush and make the challenge card. It was even more fun to drag out the long hidden stamps and papers that were NOT related to Christmas!
The stamp set is called Eastern Blooms (111626), and it coordinates with an entire style theme in the 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog, Eastern Eclectic. It also coordinates well with the Designer Paper, Green Tea (112040) , which is the paper I used in this card. The same piece of paper is used, with opposite sides showing on the top and the bottom. I used Baja Breeze card stock (111352) for the background, and stamped the flowers on Whisper White card stock (100730).
To make the flowers one color and the stems another, I stamped the entire stamp on Baja Breeze. Then I used a Blender Pen (102845) to wipe the blue from the stems and then inked them in with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (100079). A little moistening "huff" breath, and then I stamped it!
The finishing touches are a bit of Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109031) and the Scallop Edge Punch (112091).
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