Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another Bouquet Bunch Idea

Well, that same stamp set was sitting on my work table today, so what else could I do? Put it away? Never!! I just had to keep using it! Right? Besides, it's new - I have to play with it!! So that's exactly what I did...

The first one I did (previous post) was really, really bright. So this next one is much more understated and calming. With the new color renovations getting geared up at Stampin' Up!, I thought it would be a good time to dig out the returning In Colors I have left. When I pulled out the Wild Wasabi packet of cardstock, I noticed a partially stamped piece just waiting for me to use. Sometimes when I'm working on a project and it's just not coming together, I'll take the odds and ends pieces and throw them back in the original color packets and forget about them til later. Well, it might be well over a year later, but now was the time to use it! Here's what I came up with...
As you can see, this is a melding of old and new - the Wild Wasabi cardstock and diamond pattern stamped on the back-folded flap are old and the image and layered cardstock is new. I just love being able to use up an old scrap that I've saved and turn it into something new again!!
Stamps: Bouquet Bunch and Teeny Tiny Wishes with a retired set (diamond pattern) that I don't know the name
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch (used as stencil for clouds), Sponge quarters, and Dimensionals
I've got some birthdays coming up for some men in my life and think this just might be useful! For me, it's always much more difficult to make masculine cards, but I don't know why. And then when I finally get them done, I don't understand what the struggle was all about anyway. Sheesh!! Sometimes I think I need my head examined! But at least I got another one ready to go in the mail. Now how many more do I need???
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you're having a great week so far...


Rhonda Langley said...

Great masculine card! You are having way too much fun with this set! I know why manly cards are hard for me-no bling!

Connie said...

You may call it a manly card, but I love it too. You can use it for my birthday!
Your sis, Connie