However, I can't say that for this stamp set. I cannot stop using it! I'll put it away. I'll stash it at the bottom of a pile. It's out of sight. And yet, it's NOT out of mind, and before I know it, I have yet another idea I just have to try!
This was especially true when I saw the Paper Players challenge this week. I had already created a number of fairly simple yet (in my opinion) elegant cards using it, and knew it was my go-to set.
I used my "D" acrylic block to create a focal point/grounding point for the leaves by inking in Soft Sky, stamping off, and then stamping it on the base. I then inked up the leaves from "Summer Silhouettes" in Gumball Green (which, I have to say has really grown on me this past week--I really wasn't a fan at first) and stamped them.
Using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, I added the little flowers in Cherry Cobbler. I have a photo I took of a trillium that was that luscious deep red against the green leaves and knew I wanted to go with that color combo here.
I wanted to give a sense of movement, so I had a couple of the flowers "falling" below the focal square, stamping them in a triangle, with the bottom one falling "off" the page.
I then inked the sentiment from "Signature Greetings" (PTI), stamped it, and sat back to see what else the card needed.
|I added this one so you could see the focal blue square just a bit better. This card is just lovely in person.|
This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: "Summer Silhouettes", "Signature Greetings" (PTI)
*Paper: PTI's white card stock
*Inks: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler