The other day I was actually reading one of my new magazines (as opposed to catching up on Christmas issues in June!) and saw a lot of orange and blue used together in home decorating. I decided to make a card using dark blue and orange and was reminded that our Flower Pot Designer Series Paper already had those colors in it!
I know we have been making Christmas cards, holiday cards, and Valentine cards for months now, so it’s time to remind ourselves of some other papers and supplies we have as we page through the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog again. As cold as it is in many parts of the country right now (even in Houston!), spring will arrive eventually. Maybe just working with bright colors and flowered paper will get your mind out of the winter funk! We always say stamping is therapeutic!
This is a very simple card, but that doesn’t mean it was simple for me to make! For some reason I couldn’t get my original idea to come together, as simple as it was! All it took was turning the Flower Pot DSP over and using the other side, the orange print, which was less busy that the other flowered side. I cut it down to fit just on the bottom portion of the card. Now maybe today I could make something with the dark blue side easily, but the other day it wasn’t working. That’s how creativity is!
The flower is made with the Pansy Punch (discounted this week on the Weekly Deals!!) and sponged with a little bit of Tangelo Twist ink. Since I originally planned to use the Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set I stamped the flower center with one of the stamps and punched out with the 7/8″ Circle Scallop Punch. The little Hello Honey circle underneath is the 1″ Circle Punch. The ribbon is the beautiful Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon. The greeting is from the Fabulous Four Stamp Set.
With all the excitement around the Occasions Catalog, don’t forget to check out the wonderful products in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Click this link now or grab your own catalog and take a few minutes to page through it. For Sale-A-Bration, you can add any current Stampin’ Up! products to your order to earn a free product with every $50 purchase. Don’t miss it!