Thursday, January 7, 2021

Garden Wishes

 Hello my friends! Today's card uses a new stamp set from the new catalogue called Garden Wishes. It is a gorgeous set that features dandelions and has coordinating dies. I wanted to challenge myself to use a colour that I normally am not drawn to. The colour I chose to use is Terracotta Tile. It is a beautiful colour, just not one I usually pick first. Part of the reason I chose this colour, besides being one I haven't used very much, is that I have the coordinating ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack.

I made a frame for sponging using an extra piece of cardstock that was the same size as the Whisper White cardstock I was going to stamp on. I cut  an oval out of the center of the cardstock using the Layering Ovals Die set. I laid the frame piece on top of my Whisper White cardstock and using the new blending brushes, I added Terracotta Tile ink to the inside of the oval. I made the colour darker on the outer edges of the oval and lighter towards the center. When I removed the frame there was a lovely inked oval. I love this technique as it makes the oval really pop. 

I stamped the dandelion image using Black Staz On ink. I positioned the image so that it was on the left side of the inked oval and was slightly outside of the oval. I also stamped the sentiment using Black Staz on ink. I positioned the sentiment up the upper right "corner" of the oval so that it also peeked outside of the oval.

I matted my stamped piece of cardstock onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I then tied my Terracotta Tile ribbon around this and tied it into a bow. I added this card front to my Terracotta Tile card base using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Garden Wishes Stamp

Terracotta Tile Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock (no longer available)

Layering Ovals Dies

Jet Black Staz On Pad

Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin' Pad

Blending Brushes

Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. It is more of a simple design but I think it looks pretty elegant. Do you have a favourite colour that you tend to use more than others? I'm really glad I was able to get out of my comfort zone and use Terracotta Tile to create a card. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Stay well and keep creating!


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