Good morning! Summer’s still going strong and this stamp set is perfect for those occasions where you need a special card. I’m fond of cards with just a couple colors going on, as you may have guessed. Today’s two tones are Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade. There are several techniques in this card that I used today.
First, at the bottom of the card I clear embossed the pattern to give the card base some interest without distracting from the flower design in the center. Second, I punched holes around the pink frame. When you punch holes in your card stock, you have one side with a neat little hole, and the back side looks a little more messy. I usually put the back side facing upward when I do this technique, because it has more texture, but today I wanted a softer look so put the neater side up. Lastly, I stamped all the pinks using a technique called stamping off. I have found my Primrose Petals ink pad to be SO juicy that the pink comes out looking very dark, not the color I was going for. So what I did to fix that was inked up my stamps, stamped once on scratch paper, then stamped a second time on my white card stock frame. It is still plenty pink, and it matches the pink card stock so much better this way.
In the interior, I stamped the sentiment and a little flower at the bottom. I stamped off the flower petals, and the center of the flower is straight from the ink pad. See how much darker it is? Perhaps as the ink pad ages, it won’t be so dark. Hope your summer is lots of fun!
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Primrose Petals (#126841)
Stamp sets: Summer Silhouettes (#126445), Made For You (#126342)
Ink & Tools: Lucky Limeade (#126984), Primrose Petals (#126858), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130), Framelits – Labels Collection (#125598), Paper Piercing Tool (#126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (#126199), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126187)
Pretties: Brights Designer Buttons (#119747), Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (#125572)