Tres Chic is one of the gorgeous Background Stamps from Stampin’ Up! I can’t believe I’ve only just purchased it. Obviously I’ve decided to use it in today’s card and I also continued on with my current them of 3 favourite colours + a neutral and yes it’s that Live Your Dreams stamp set again too.

Recently a good friend of mine and fellow demonstrator Leonie Schroder from Stamp-A-Latte made a lovely Valentine themed card where she used some sponging and in her post (which you can see here) she basically challenged me to try it but with my Brocade Basics stamp set. Well I decided to try something similar using the Live Your Dreams for now but have used a sponge dauber rather then the stampin sponges on the flower petals. Hope it meets your approval Leonie and I’ll try out the other set soon.

So here is today’s card:

Live Your Dreams 3

I really like how this one turned out, not that I don’t like the others too of course. I’ve sponged around the edges of the Regal Rose piece after stamping the Tres Chic Background using Regal Rose ink. I’ve then added some Celery & White diagonal striped ribbon from the District Ribbon Original pack and included a silver ribbon buckle from the Hodgepodge set too. I just love how that turned out. This was then mounted to the Certainly Celery base card. Next, using my Apricot Appeal marker I coloured the flower petals, then using a sponge dauber I added some Regal Rose ink over the outer edges of the flower. I then used the Certainly Celery marker to colour the flower stem, huffed and stamped onto Whisper White card. Using the new Scallop Edge punch I scalloped the bottom edge of some Apricot Appeal Card which I then mounted the main image to. I pierced the centre of each scallop and then layered onto the main card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp sets: Live Your Dreams, Tres Chic
Card: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose inkpad, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery markers.
Accessories: District Ribbon Originals, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Scallop Edge punch, paper piercing tool & template (Tool Kit), sponge dauber, Stampin Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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