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:
Whisper White Cardstock (no longer available)
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!