Another design sample as part of the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge Guest Design Team! I have participated in these challenges basically since I found SCS, and to have been given the amazing opportunity to contribute a card to the weekly inspiration roundup that goes along with it is humbling and I am incredibly grateful, excited, and, well… nervous!
Without further ado, here is my card for this week’s sketch challenge at SCS!
I have two birthdays coming up for two sweet souls who happen to have a thing for florals. 🙂 In fact, one is a master gardener, and has graced me many times with one of her beautiful blooms to bring me cheer in an often-gloomy office environment!
I decided to use this week’s sketch to make a pair of matching cards for the two ladies. Carey’s awesome layout kind of reminded me of a quilt, which I thought played well with the floral and feminine feel I wanted to come up with.
I was actually borrowing from my Mother’s stamping “stash” to create these cards, as I was using up time waiting for my horse to get a full belly for his morning breakfast. Alas, I’m not sure the name of the floral layering stamp set I found and used for this creation, but I think I’ll need to borrow it from mom again sometime. 😉
For CC741 (Petal Pink/Soft Seafoam/Crumb Cake), I “subbed” for what my mom had in her stash, and used Pretty in Pink in place of the Petal Pink (and “stamping off” to achieve two different pinks from it for each layer of the flower), and River Rock of all things in place of Soft Seafoam. It’s amazing to me how much green is really in River Rock! I sure wish I myself had this ink in my stash!
THANKS so much for dropping by! I hope you’ll take the time to say hello!
|Title: SC754 Floral Birthday
|Keywords: SC754, CC741, floral, birthday
|Stamps: unknown floral layering stamp set; Small Sayings, Checkerboard, and Linen (all SU)
|Ink: River Rock, Crumb Cake, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
|Paper: Very Vanilla, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, River Rock
|Paper Size: 4.25 x 4.25
|Technique: 2-step stamping