As it’s been a few days since I’ve had the chance to stamp, when I went down to my studio I though I’d warm up with a quick an easy card.  Well wouldn’t you know it, I remembered THIS CARD from my sister and fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator’s website that I loved so much, that I decided to adapt it.  You can totally tell that her general design and colors TOTALLY inspired my card.  The only thing I have to say is that it was definately VERY time consuming – I think this card took me well over an hour to do.  It was those darn vellum flowers – I must have colored on about 4 or 5 layers of color on each side – LOL!

The colors of the card are: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip CS and then stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Ginger Bloosom DP.  On the River Rock-colored DP from this pack I stamped the flourish from the Doodle This set in Chocolate Chip classic ink.  The flowers themselves are from Embrace Life, and they were stamped in gold ink and then gold embossed onto vellum cardstock.  I stamped four flowers and then colored them in using the following Stampin’ Write Markers: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and Bravo Burgundy.  I colored the flowers a little differently than Sophia did as I did both front and back.  Somehow when I only colored the back my colors didn’t look as intense as hers.  Anyways, I started by coloring the back of the flower and layering the three different colors.  I then did the same on the front of the flower.  I found that by adding layers and layers of color it really enhanced the intensity of the color and gave it a stained glass look. It’s actually a really neat technique and I told my sister that she now HAS to put together a tutorial for it – LOL!

I cut out the flowers and layered one on top of the other – slightly offset, added a small piece of Stampin’ Dimensional between the two layers then added a pink circle rhinestone brad in the center. The smaller flowers were also stamped on vellum – this time in chocolate chip craft ink, clear embossed and colored in with Cameo Coral and Ruby Red markers, this time only on the front side.  I edged the vellum in gold ink, matted it on a piece of white that was exactly the same size, then matted it onto chocolate chip.  The greeting comes from the stamp set Always. The greeting was stamped in chocolate chip craft, clear embossed and punched out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  A full supply list is below.  All supplies are Stampin’ Up! of course!

Stamps:  Doodle This, Always, Embrace Life
Inks: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and Bravo Burgundy Stampin’ Write markers.  Chocolate chip classic and craft inks, gold craft ink
Paper:  Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip , Whisper White CS, Vellum CS, Ginger Blossom DP
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1/16" circle handheld punch, gold brads, gold EP, heat tool, embossing buddy, circle rhinestone brads, Theatre Ribbon Originals