Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Floral District in the Summer Solstice

Sounds like a great location, right?? As I created a simple and clean but floral loaded card.

With Cherry Cobbler cardstock as the base, the Daffodil Delight leaved patterned DSP and Shimmer paper it is a fun and easy way to have an elegant impact. Using Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler reinkers and a baby wipe it creates a liquid tie-dyed look.

Starting with Cherry Cobbler ink stamping this sentiment "We meet no ordinary people in our lives." From the Summer Solstice stamp set.

A narrow sentiment or stamp issss a challenge! I stamp daily and I still can mess up a paper with a rocking motion, more probable with a narrow stamp. So you can see how flipped the paper over and carrrrrrefully re-stamped the sentiment.

Howwww does one fix a problem like a line around a sentiment?? Ribbon!! Whipping out the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding I covered the boo boo and you can't even see it while the card looks sooo lovely with the addition.

I did run the DSP through the Big Shot and our Stunnnnnnning Lacy Brocade embossing folder. It may not be in your face as its subtle over the patterned DSP but it does add a lil something extra!

Taking a 2 1/2"x2 1/2" Shimmer White cardstock and a baby wipe that i folded into a smaller, more manageable piece. With the Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight re-inkers i dropped lil drops and created a lil stamp pad. Swirling the colors for a liquid, tie-dyed look on the Shimmer White. Allow the white to peak thru as flowers often have streaks of color and light.

With Early Espresso ink stamped the flower for the Summer Solstice stamp set. Cutting out said flower and into the leaves a little adds to the fluid look of this flower. I adhered it with the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive. Using our Daffodil Delight button from the Brights collection to tie this all up.

What do you think? Did you know baby wipes are for more than tushies?? Grab that wipe and schmere the edge of the envelope to tie it all together. Tie-Dyed elegance! The LNS gang challenged us to make clean, simple cards w/White Space. I think this does that, don't you??
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