Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about my published work. You guys sure are good for my ego! Seriously, I felt so supported when I read all the lovely things you had to say, and I'm only where I am today because of all of you, so thank you!
I've really been enjoying this set "Eastern Blooms" from the Summer Mini.
I really love the possibilities that Bold stamp images have. You can make the same bold flower look so different, depending on what technique you use to stamp it. Here I inked the flower in Regal Rose ink, and then drew straight onto the stamp with a Rose Red marker, and then stamped it on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out. The colour inspiration came straight from this gorgeous patterned paper. It's "Bali Breeze" from the Summer Mini. I've also used a 'tab' of Regal Rose Wide Double-stitched ribbon (also from the mini) and Chunky glitter on the flower centre from (you guessed it) - the mini! I wanted to balance the strong pinks and reds with crisp white, but now I think there's too much white on there...what do you think?
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Greetings
ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red
cardstock: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Whisper White
other: Bali Breeze DSP, Regal Rose Wide Double-stitched ribbon, Chunky Glitter, Dimensionals