Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge. This week we are using the colors of Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay.
Here is the card I made using these colors. I'll tell you quickly that these colors together are a little outside of my box. I think I like my result, but I really haven't comvinced myself. You'll have to let me know what you think.
Start with a card base of Bermuda Bay that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. The Pumpkin Pie layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5. I need to give credit to Melissa Kerman for showing her technique of making your own stamp pad at the Charlotte OnStage. That's what I did with this card. Place a piece of felt inside one of the Standard Stamp Cases. These can be purchased in a four pack. With the Pumpkin Pie inker make a solid circle of ink in the center of the felt. Make this about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Now add Berry Burst inker around this so that the finished circle is about 2 3/4. Make sure your homemade stamp pad is as big as your stamp you want to use. Close the case and you can use the pad again. You might need to spritz with a little water or add more ink.
Now use the largest flower from the To a Wild Rose stamp set and your new pad. Stamp the flower randomly over the Whisper White layer. The stamp was very juicy so I held it in place about 5 seconds each time so the ink could adhere to the paper. It's really vibrant. I really do like how the two colors blend in together. Stamp the center of the flowers in Bermuda Bay.
For the tag, I used a 1 3/4" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock and a 2" piece of Berry Burst. Use the new Delightful Tag Topper Punch for the ends of these. The saying is from To a Wild Rose. Stamp in Bermuda Bay. Now trim the end of the white where you think it fits the saying. Trim the Berry Burst tag so that it is a little longer than the white. Notice that the punched ends fit together. I had a little piece of left over Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon. Slip this through the hole and trim the ends. At this point I added the tag to the card with dimensionals. I used glue dots to put the ends of the striped ribbon where I wanted them. Using Whisper White Baker's Twine, make a bow and add it with glue dots. I do use a bow maker for my bows. Add a few of the orange sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. It does not list Pumpkin Pie as one of the colors in the pack, but I thought it looked close enough.
And here is the inside of the card. Stamp the flower again. The hello is from To A Wild Rose. Add a few more sequins. I added mine because I have a stray mark, but that's what we do, isn't it! These colors are growing on me!
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