I'm such a procrastinator! (I know you're smiling, Lainey!)
A LOOOOONNNNNGGGG time ago, I asked a wonderful blogging friend, Lainey over at Made @ Home by Lainey, if it would be OK to send her a picture I took while going through the flower department of one of my local grocery stores. The purpose was to see if she was interested in creating a card inspired by this picture of a paper bag that I thought was absolutely stunning. Don't you agree?
The colours are fabulous, the florals amazing, and as happens most often when I see such lovely items, I immediately start to identify the colours in relation to ink pads I have - or think I have.
In this case, it was "think I have", as I didn't have a strong coral ink pad colour to match this picture, so I ended up borrowing it from a friend.
I knew I wanted to use this stamp set as I wanted it to look similar to the photograph. This is the card I FINALLY came up with:
And just as the card says, Lainey, this card is "Just For You" - thank you for accepting my challenge, thank you for allowing me to postpone our posting date a time or two - or more ;-) - but especially, for being such a wonderful blog friend.
Of course, this post wouldn't be complete without my readers popping over to see Lainey's beautiful card, which she posted here today (and seeing this post encouraged me to rush home and complete my card LOL).
A couple of things I did with my card that were inspired by the amazing collection of cards on Lainey's blog: a sponged, stencilled background, and the use of baker's twine.
For the stencilling, I used a heavier hand on opposing corners, using Stampin' Up's Pool Party ink. My stamped floral panel is diecut with Papertrey Ink's Mat Stack 3, and mounted on a Mat Stack 3 Layerz diecut in Stampin' Up's Bermuda Bay cardstock.
What a fun challenge!
Stamps: Altenew Painted Flowers; Altenew Painted Greetings
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 3; PTI Mat Stack 3 Layerz
Ink: Stampin' Up's Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive; Versafine Black
Cardstock: White cardstock; Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay cardstock
Accessories: Coral Baker's Twine; Clear Scraps Chevron Stencil; Adhesive Pop Dots