Sunday, 6 July 2014

Best Things STS#23

Have you found your favourite new In Color in the Stampin' Up! range yet? I'm see-sawing between Lost Lagoon (blue) and Blackberry Bliss (deep purple) but it's Blackberry Bliss I've used today. I wanted to make some cards using other suggested colour combinations. This combination is Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate and Melon Mambo.
Feel Goods is a lovely stamp set with 5 'word' stamps, quotes or just well known phrases, like the one chosen for this card:- the Best things in life aren't things.
I stamped it onto Watercolor Wonder DSP, a faint Smokey Slate spot, before cutting it with one of the Apothecary Accent Framelits. I decided paper piercing was in order for this large label too, the template is from the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. I have fallen in love with paper piercing, its so easy to do and adds an interesting definition to a card.

The new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, along with the matching flower from Something To Say have been getting a big workout in my craft room lately, just because they're new, exciting and oh-so-cute! However, I decided to add in some blossoms from Petite Petals this time also, both stamped and punched and just punched.
Using the sketch from Seize The Sketch really helped me put this card together, but if I'd looked a little harder, I'd have also added a thin piece of Melon Mambo ribbon under the label cut out of Smokey Slate. Lots of the design team haven't used ribbon, but I think it would have probably been a positive addition to my card,

Now, there's no time to linger, as I have a visit with my youngest grandchild happening in an hour, and what can be sweeter than an 8 week old baby?

Post script: Found out today, 9th July, that Jen at Sieze The Sketch has picked this card as a runner up! Happy day, happy dance!


  1. Rachel this card and color combo is gorgeous! Love those flowers! Great sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Sketch.

  2. I love this card, Rachel. The paper piercing and the array of pretty flowers adds a lovely flow! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  3. This is beautiful. The Blackberry Bliss background really makes the cluster of flowers really stand out. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. Such a pretty card! Love all the blossoms! Thanks for joining along with Seize The Sketch!


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