Fabulous Flora for CAS C&S

It’s Thursday and time for the first challenge in July at CAS Colours & Sketches which means it’s a colour challenge. We’re doing things a little differently for July and August; the 8 members of the design team are each taking a single week and first up is my sister, Caro. I decided to use the hostess set, Fabulous Flora for my card.

Stampin' Up! Fabulous Flora and Teeny Tiny Wishes

And here’s the banner which inspired my card:

Unfortunately I have need of a couple of sympathy cards and this colour combo worked perfectly. I stamped the flower image in archival basic black onto watercolour paper. After giving it a minute or two for drying, I coloured it in with my aquapainter. I had a fairly dry aquapainter so that I could more easily control the amount of water added to the ink pad top (you just squeeze the pad to get some ink on the top and then use that as your palette). The stalk is soft suede, the leaves are cucumber crush and the flower is in elegant eggplant with the centre of the flower being almost undiluted. I then added the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in elegant eggplant.

I played around with all three colours to decide on the mat and cardbase but in the end, I decided that a skinny basic black mat was the best onto the elegant eggplant. The cucumber crush was too bright and didn’t look at all sympathetic!

I’d definitely suggest that Fabulous Flora is a set to consider the next time you have some Stampin’ Rewards – it’s only $11 for clear mount and $15 for wood so it’s great value. I’d also suggest popping over to CAS Colours & Sketches to see what the rest of the team have for your inspiration.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

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