It’s been a while since I’ve participated in any challenges, apart from the Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hops, but when I saw this colour challenge over at Just Add Ink I thought, why not.
This is the current colour challenge they provided.
I’m trying to make sure I use more of my stamp sets and not just stick with those ‘current favourites’ or ‘new’ sets. So for this card I have used Forever Fern (one that I have owned for a little while but was yet to actually use), Daisy Lane (an oldie but a goodie) and a ‘recently purchased’ set called ‘Best Year’ which is full of lots of great sentiments for all occasions.
Here’s what I created.
To make this card I started with an A5 piece of Gray Granite cardstock which is folded in half to make my base card. I then cut a piece 101mm x 144mm of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and a piece 97mm x 140mm of Very Vanilla cardstock. The Coastal Cabana strip is from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP pack and is 97mm x 15mm.
Next, I stamped all my images onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Gray Granite ink for the leaves, Blackberry Bliss for the ‘berries’ and Coastal Cabana for the Daisy. I have used 3 different leaf images with the larger one stamped once and the other 2 are each stamped twice. The berries have been stamped twice and the Daisy 3 times. All the images were either die cut or punched out. I have glued the 3 Daisy images together turning each layer a little to create some fullness and also make sure there is no ‘gap’. The petals where then curled using the edge of my bone folder.
My sentiment was stamped in the Coastal Cabana ink onto the Very Vanilla 97mm x 140mm piece. I mounted the large leaf and one of the medium leaves to the card front using dimensionals on the top parts of the images and glue on the lower parts. Next I added the Coastal Cabana strip using glue. I have then mounted the Daisy using a Stampin’ Dimensional before adding the remainder of my stamped images with either dimensionals or glue. The Very Vanilla piece was then glued to the Blackberry Bliss piece and finally to the Gray Granite base card. For the final touch I added lots of Rhinestones as shown.
Inspiration for my card came from this gorgeous card made by Vicki Boucher.