At rehearsal Monday night, one of my friends was wearing a cute shirt with Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green and Lucky Limeade flowers. So I decided you needed a card with even more limeade! You’re either going to really love this color or be very tired of it! It’s definitely “in,” though. It’s everywhere.
Stamps: Nature Walk; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green classic; Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green stampin’ write markers; Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise; Other: Scallop Trim border punch, blossom punch*, Boho Blossoms punch, In Color brads, corner rounder punch, sponge, Everyday Enchantment ribbon**, stampin’ dimensionals (*available in the Occasions mini catalog through April 30; **available as a free Sale-a-bration item; all other products are in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
I thought about stamping flowers, because these colors would work beautifully with Fabulous Florets, Just Believe, Flower Fest or any other flower set. But I had never used the egg stamp from Nature Walk, so I decided to color those for Easter.
I stamped the eggs in Lucky Limeade, then “thumped” the stamp with Tempting Turquoise and Garden Green markers. You hold the markers like drum sticks, then kind of play the drums on the stamp. About halfway through the little song in my head, I switched hands so one side wouldn’t be all turquoise and the other green.
For the butterflies, I inked the stamp with markers. I also sponged a little ink on the flower blossoms so they wouldn’t look so flat. The turquoise card stock in the flowers was left over from a technique class. We had sprayed card stock with bleach. I love how soft it makes the flowers look, and it gives the a kind of mottled appearance, which is a little more like a real flower.
We had a blast at our workshop today. It’s not too late to join the stamp club. All you need to do is spend $15/month at the workshop and you get to be hostess one month. Our workshops generally run between $350-600, so you’d get $50-80 in free product and one or two half price items. Not too shabby, right? If you want the fun but not the obligation, that’s ok. You can pay a class fee, which is refunded with a $25 order. Today we made a vintage pop-up card and an adorable Easter basket (complete with jelly beans and kisses!).
Don’t forget to send me your order for Sale-a-bration. It’s almost over for another year, so don’t miss out!
Have a great day – and thanks for stopping by.