Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Melon and Saffron Fifth Avenue Floral

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Today's card features my absolute favorite set that Stampin' Up! has available right now- Fifth Avenue Floral. You might have guessed that this one is my favorite with as many times as I have used it in my blog projects! I have the perfect excuse though- right now this is one of 4 sets that are 20% off as part of the Stampin' Up! Two-Step into Spring promotion!

Some tips:
  • I created my own DSP using some Whisper White and the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I used the masking technique so that the flowers would not overlap each other. Each flower was filled in with Melon Mambo or So Saffron ink. TIP: For a softer look, I opted to use a blender pen dipped in ink.
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint was applied all over using a sponge. This actually looks pretty amazing in person, but doesn't seem to photograph very well.
  • The sentiment, from With All My Heart, was inked using markers and stamped onto Whisper White.
  • The finishing touches include a Scallop Edge Border, silver brads (attached perfectly using the Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool), and some Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain. TIP: I used the back side of the ribbon so the polka dots wouldn't show.
I just put in a gigantic Stampin' Up! order that includes some great new items from the upcoming Summer Mini. The UPS man should be dropping it by on Friday so hopefully I will have some sneak peek items to show by early next week!



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Recipe:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, With All My Heart
Ink: Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain, Silver Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Blender Pens, Frost White Shimmer Paint

10 comments:

Cards by Gina said...

Oooh! So beautiful, Carrie. I love your colors and design...as I always do! You do wonderful work!

Melissa said...

That is so VERY pretty!

Patti MacLeith said...

Carrie, this is gorgeous!

Mike Funke said...

Beautiful card, carrie! I love the color palette you used with this. Refreshing and airy - just like spring!
Mike

Carla Bazhenow said...

Carrie, your card is so beautiful. I love it. Hugs,

Kim said...

Beautiful card Carrie! Love how you created your own DSP - great colors!

Margaret Moody said...

So very pretty, Carrie! Love the colors you used! Great card!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

What an interesting color combo!

Mary Fish said...

So stunning . . . I'm so glad you are still stamping but we, of course, miss you on the PPA design team. Hugs, M

Susan "The Shower Diva" said...

Congratulations, Carrie, for being chosen! I love your colors and the layers. Just gorgeous. And "FRIENDS" is one of my favorite subjects ... what would we do without them?
Best to you, Susan