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Monday, March 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #92 - Stampin' Up! Painted Petals

Always Artichoke #1


Welcome to this week's Artful Stampers Blog Hop!

I got out of my comfort zone with this card. The layered sketches always push me to use patterned paper and more than white on white. This is a Color Coach card using Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder.

I embossed the entire Very Vanilla base of my card with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder. On top of this I layered a piece of Always Artichoke retired DSP (the one with the Shakespeare prose on it) and stamped it with the Hardwood stamp - tone on tone. I did the same with a plain piece of Crumb Cake card stock. 

I had a tag that I had clear embossed/Gold Encore inked with I Love Lace sitting in my scraps drawer so I layered this between the the layers - its a cool feature peeking out. 

My main image uses Painted Petals. The leaves are stamped with Always Artichoke and the flowers are Wisteria Wonder. To create some faux layers, I stamped off some flowers with Crumb Cake and stamped off some stalks with Always Artichoke around the edges. 

I embellished with some Linen Thread and some little pearls that were coloured with Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities

Here is our sketch:

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  1. A subtle and soft card. It is quite beautiful.

  2. Ooh, I love these colours and the way you have turned the sketch to create such a beautiful look.

  3. I like the bit of wisteria in this card it is just lovely

  4. beautiful - textures & all the patterns compliment each other so well. My favourite stamp set! :D


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