As you know, most of the time I make cards that have bold, bright colors. My favorite Stampin’ Up! color family is Brights and I use them year-round. I do like the Regals in the Fall and at Christmas time but I think I use the Subtles the least. I have been trying to make cards that are different from my usual style by using different colors than my normal or not making them as clean and simple (CAS) as I usually do. This time I pulled out my Subtles but still ended up making a CAS card so at least I made half my goal.
To make the background on this card I decided to use the stamp set called Artistically Inked. I used Fresh Freesia, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Mint Macaron. I wanted this background to be even softer than just using the Subtles so after I inked the leaves and flowers, I stamped them on a scrap piece of paper first and then on my cardstock. This allowed them to be lighter in color than just stamping the regular way. I stamped the largest flower in the middle first and then worked my way to each corner adding the other elements.
To finish off the card I used a new stamp set that is in the 2022/2023 Annual Catalog called Charming Sentiments. This stamp set has seventeen different sentiments that cover most occasions. Plus it has a coordinating die set called Sentiment Silhouettes that cuts out each of the sentiments in the stamp set. If you purchase them using the bundle item number, you will save 10%. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the card using Memento Black Ink. I adhered this layer to a 4″ 5.25″ of Blushing Bride card stock and a Basic White card base.
Susan, this is so soft and beautiful. I love the colors and how the sentiment pops against them
This is GORGEOUS, Susan! I love the soft background. Your color choices are perfect, and I’m proud of you for branching out into the subtles area!