As Wimbledon 2019 started last week, it was time for my Annual ‘Inspired by Wimbledon’ Card & Cuppa project.
Each year, the project is usually purple, green, yellow and white. This year I chose Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron. These colours created a lovely muted and subtle project.
The background is stamped with a combination of textured shapes from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set and leaves from the Pop of Petals Stamp Set. ‘Celebrate…’ is from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.
Using the Detailed Trio Punch, the corners are rounded.
A strip of So Saffron is made by cutting two shapes using the Classic Label Punch. With an extra layer made for the sentiment using the Pretty Label Punch, these are added to the project.
Finally, the flower, with a centre from 1/2″ Circle Punch and a touch of Wink of Stella is added to the card.
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Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was inspired by roses.
I have a beautiful rose bush in my front garden that blooms throughout the summer and this year is no exception. In fact the blooms are so pretty that I just had to take a picture.
So, when I was thinking about a project for the class, these flowers were my inspiration.
Petal Palette is the stamp set I chose as it has the lovely roses. The crumb cake background dulls the colouring but I like the more muted tones on this project. Even though my roses are a bright red!
All of the stamping is in Early Espresso and the roses are coloured with Watercolor Pencils (yes, I know the ‘u’ is missing, but that is their name in the catalogue as it’s American spelling!) A Blender Pen is used to soften the colouring.
For contrast, a strip of the fabulous new Polka Dot Ribbon is used down the edge before a layered sentiment is added.
The ribbon is great for adding some texture as it’s really tactile. To add more depth, the sentiment is raised up on Dimensionals.
Finally, Wink of Stella is added to the petals to add a subtle touch of bling.
It’s great to be able to take inspiration from the world around us. What has inspired you to create something?
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