I've used Wildflower Meadow with a new stamp set called Gorgeous Grunge that sent me into a frenzy of excitement when I saw it in the new catalogue! It contains five images of splatters and scratches and 'tape' that are perfect for adding backgrounds or texture to projects and are a dream when it comes to male cards. Here it's used as a background to give a bit of 'edge' to my floral image.
To make the floral bit I stamped the image in Gumball Green, then again in Summer Starfruit. Then I changed my mind and inked up the image again with markers so that the flowers were yellow and the leaves and stems were green - that's why I had all the green left over for yesterday's project! I embossed the bi-coloured one with the coordinating embossing folder, cut out a section with my 2 1/2" circle punch and sponged the whole thing with Summer Starfruit ink to give a lovely glow. The yellow image was used to fussy-cut flowers from - I popped these up over the stamped ones on the circle.
The sentiment is from a brilliant new sentiment set called Four You. I adore this bold 'hello' almost as much as the 'Smile' from Happy Day! Or more...? I can't decide!
I added a strip of Gumball card stock to the panel and embellished with a strip of Epic Day washi tape and two black candy dots - I LOVE these! They're so much quicker than brads for a card, but if you need them as a brad to fasten something, you just attach them to one of Stampin' Up's new brad bases - genius!
I made this card for the gorgeous Dynamic Duos colour challenge this week - Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit and then completely missed the deadline... oops!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Gorgeous Grunge, Four You
Ink: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit classic inks, Black Stazon
Card stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Other: Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, Big Shot, 2 1/2" circle punch, Neutrals Candy dots, Epic Day washi tape, paper snips
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Lots of people have asked about our trip to London last weekend. Well we did all sorts of things including visiting the Tate Modern, enjoying a walk along the South Bank and sampling the foodie delights at Borough Market. We took buses all over the place as the top of a double-decker makes a great viewing station. One of the highlights of the trip for me was when we passed the impressive Bush House, ex-home of the BBC world service:
When my husband pointed this out to the children my youngest son looked at the statues with approval. "Why are they holding a giant ice cream?" he asked.
We're continuing my husband's birthday celebrations this weekend with a big family get-together and I've got heaps of preparation to do... Hope you have a great weekend and I'll be back very soon.