Yes, indeed, I did put ALL my Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (from the 2017 Sale-a-bration catalog) away, as part of a general clean up of my Craft Room yesterday. But as I got into the later hours of the day, where I typically go through any scraps lying around to file them (either with their "parent" papers or in the circular file on the floor, depending upon size) I came across a VERY large scrap of Inside the Lines paper. Large as in 4" x 5-1/4" or just the right size for the top layer of a card.
So what could I do but stop cleaning up and start coloring! As in my last card, I wanted a limited number of colors because I didn't want it to be too cluttered with a lot of colors that might or might not be a good combo when all was said or done. But I didn't want just two colors as I thought a variety of shades would create a nice effect. So I picked out my Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, and Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers for the flowers, and Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi for the stems and leaves.
I started coloring just using one of the flower markers first, coloring in different places on the paper. Then I did the same with the other two colors, finally finishing up with coloring some of the leaves with the greens. I stood back a bit and added some colors in a few spots and called it done. I was tempted to color all the flower and leaves in, but held myself back. Now that the card is done, I'm glad that I did.
I picked the Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron as my accent colors. I like the Wild Wasabi, but I don't have ribbon in that color, and I thought ribbon would tie this card together nicely. So Mint Macaron it was.
The sentiment is from the Love and Affection Stamp Set that's in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I stamped it using Watermelon Wonder ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I cut it, along with a piece of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock with the smallest die in the Banners Framelits set. Then I trimmed the stamped die-cut shape a bit on the top and bottom and straight end and adhered it to the Watermelon Wonder piece. I then adhered it to the card front, over the ribbon, using Stampin' Dimensionals. I didn't use actual hexagonal dimensionals. I cut two edge pieces and adhered the straight edges to the top and bottom of the banner element so the adhesive fit above and below the ribbon.
This coloring in paper is kind of fun! The good news is that I have some other papers that I want to use, too. So I'll leave the Inside The Lines paper alone for a while – unless I find another piece hidden on my work table somewhere!