During the month of February, Rob and I went to Florida for the entire month. It was heavenly to have warm weather and sunshine almost every day. The only bad part was I did not bring any of my stamping products. The time share we stayed in only has one table and Rob is working from home so he needed it. Therefore, I didn’t really have a place to stamp. This meant that during the month of January I had to make, photograph and write posts for all of February and the first week of March as well as make my normal January posts. As you can imagine, my cards had to be simple and my posts short.
This was the original card I was going to use for our Stampin Blends Stamp Off Challenge a couple of weeks ago but I decided that, although it is pretty, it was not Stamp Off Challenge worthy.
To make this card, I took a piece of the black and white True Love Designer Series Paper and instead of coloring the flowers, I colored the background using my dark Highland Heather Stampin Blends. It is much easier to use the Blends than the Markers because the Blends don’t know coloring lines as much as the Markers. It did take a bit of time to color the background because you have to be careful not to get too close to the flowers because the ink might blend into them.
I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Best Years in Highland Heather ink and cut it out using a die from Hippo & Friends. Then I took an epoxy heart and colored that using the dark Pool Party Blends. I wrapped a piece of Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon and the Designer Series Paper and then put the cut out sentiment over it using Stampin Dimensionals.
This is TOTALLY Stamp Off Challenge worthy. I love the idea of coloring the background. It is beautiful and really makes the flowers stand out
This is beautiful, Susan! And I agree with Jackie – definitely “challenge worthy!”