Hello and welcome back to another Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop. A couple of weeks ago we gave you a little sneak peek into the Color Your Season promotion. We are back today showing you MORE of what you can create with the Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons dies and Watercolor Pencils (assortment 2). These are products available NOW until August 31st, or while supplies last.
What colors do you think of when you imagine summer? For me it strong bright colors, yellows and purples. I planted yellow petunias this summer in my flower pots and they really bloomed and exploded color (although they are now looking a little weathered from the summer heat). I tried to recreate that full bloom look on this first card. This card uses flower image from the stamp set. I stamped a full background and colored with the Crushed Curry watercolor pencil to try to capture that burst of yellow color. That blue summery sky is colored with the Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue watercolor pencils and the leaves are colored with Granny Apple Green.
I used the negative space from the large label die to create a window for these yellow flowers to peek through and I save the large label interior shape to use on my next card, shown below.
Full card supplies can be found at the end of this post.
This THANK YOU card is all about PURPLE. I'm loving the new purple additions to the Stampin' Up! color line. The background cardstock color is Highland Heather (embossed with the Striped Scallops Embossing Folder). The flowers are colored with the Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy watercolor pencils. Pairing these two pencil colors gave me a rich and bright purple. The leaves are colored using that bright Granny Apple Green pencil.
Details ... You can't really see it sparkle in these photos but I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower centers and the flower buds for a little bit of texture.
TIP: These purple flowers are hand cut with scissors (AKA fussy cut). Sometimes my cutting skills are not totally perfect. Actually, most times. LOL. It's hard to have every cut match the outline exactly. To hid this and finish off the look I colored the perimeter edge of the hand cut image with a black Stampin' Write marker. I love this look and it really makes the flowers pop off that label. Give it a try sometime.
Let the hop begin, or continue. Next up is the talented Connie Collins. She has used these same flowers to create very special Holiday card you just have to see! Thanks for visiting. Please know I appreciate you and your lovely comments. Happy stamping!
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