You’re Too Kind – PPA 214 Color Challenge

When I saw this week’s Paper Pal Arts Color Challenge, I knew it had to be a floral card. But that seemed too easy, so I came up with some other ideas and tried them out. In the end, the floral won, and this is the card that I’ve posted for the challenge:

And here’s the color banner that inspired the card:

Today’s Tips and Tricks:

  • Flower stems: How do you get multiple stems that don’t look like cookie cutter stamps across the page? Simple—turn your stamp upside down. If you could see the complete stems of the flowers on my card, they’d look something like this:
The first image is right side up; the second image is stamped upside down to bring a different look and angle to the stems. This is an age-old trick, but may be new to some of you.
  • Texture: Water Color paper brought the texture I wanted to for this card. It also nicely complimented the weathered look of the flowers and stems. And finally, it allowed me to watercolor the edges of the main panel so that it framed the flowers and brought the Island Indigo to the center of the card.
  • Mail Box Bling: Who doesn’t like to get something pretty in the mail? Here I used the Aquapainter to lightly watercolor the edge of the envelope and then stamped the flowers to mirror the card front. The recipient will enjoy this, but so will everyone who handles it on the way!

Stamp Sets:  You’re Too Kind
Papers:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Watercolor Paper, Wild Wasabi
Inks:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Aquapainters, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Retired Stamps Sale

Do you want lots of stampin’ supplies but want to pay very little? Brian King, Pam Morris and I are hosting a Retired Stamps Sale at my home in Roswell, GA. We’ll have food, make-and-takes and lots to choose from. BUT…the real reason for the event is to get together with you (and load our retired stamp sets and supplies into your car at bargain basement prices). I hope you will join us!The event will be Tuesday night, August 12, from 7:00 – 9:00 in Roswell (just north of Atlanta). If you are in the Atlanta area, please email me at if you’d like to join us and I’ll send you my address. Between the three of us, we have hundreds of stamp sets that date back to the 1990’s, so there’s a little bit here for everyone. My goal is to sell everything Tuesday night. Won’t you join us?

Fantastic Promotions

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