Who doesn't like getting flowers for no reason at all??? This is the card version, though I readily admit that blue flowers are not overly common. As I have often professed, I have a real 'thing' for SU!'s retired shade of Cool Caribbean. I still, after almost a year of its retirement, have four unopened packs of cc cardstock in my stash. Love this color! Have issues with hoarding! Probably need help! For this card I pulled out my Embrace Life stamp set. It's one of those sets I just had to have and yet let sit on my shelf unused for weeks. I stamped the flower image in basic brown onto whisper white. I colored it using reinkers (cool caribbean and old olive) and my aquapainter. I stamped the Papertrey sentiment in close to cocoa, cut out the image and embossed using my small rectangle Nestabilities. The mat is close to cocoa, too. I stamped the leaf image in Versamark and then colored in the leaves with my Versamark marker. Then - as I've been prone to doing lately - I colored over the leaves with my clear Spica glitter marker. I wrapped the card in SU! taffeta ribbon, attached the focal piece with glue dots (like I'd use anything else!!!) and called it quits. Keep reading below to see what I did with my SAB rub ons...
Ink: close to cocoa, old olive, cool caribbean, Versamark
Stamps: SU! Embrace Life, Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Cardstock: SU! whisper white, close to cocoa, cool caribbean
Other: Versamark marker, SU! taffeta ribbon, Spica glitter marker, small rectangle Nestabilities
In keeping with the anti-hoarding effort I decided to immediately use my Sale-a-Bration rub-ons. Normally I'd determine that they were too pretty to use for just anything and that I'd have to put them in a drawer until I had something special to make. You know how that goes...you look in that drawer three years later and think 'what was I thinking?' And so I was ready to use them...and then realized I'd never used rub-ons before. How hard could it be? Answer: harder than I thought!! Ha! I did ok but I learned a bit about technique. The cardstock is Papertrey's Aqua Mist, and so is the ribbon. I wanted to go with a very simple look so I layered Aqua Mist on top of Aqua Mist and distressed the edges to create definition.
And now I'm off to watch American Idol. Of course. I'm a little obsessed.
Until next time...M