Today I got a little inspiration from a couple of sketch challenges: Fab Friday and The Paper Players. I used the color combination from the Fab Friday 61 sketch and the use of die-cuts from The Paper Players #239 sketch.
I thought these were the perfect combinations to create this very Spring looking card.
I used a Soft Sky card base and cut it 5-1/2″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″. This made a square shaped card which was the perfect base for my die-cut Square Framelits (#130921, p.231). Next, I added the square frames and the Striped Scallop (#133734, p.228) cut piece within the inner frame.
Then I used the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die (#133728, p.232) to cut the flower and leaves in Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Whisper White, and Pear Pizzazz. I used stampin’ dimensionals to add the leaves and flower layers to give those elements some dimension on the card. Finally, I added a small circle of Gold Glimmer Paper (#133719, p.193) to the center of the flower for a little sparkle.
I love this soft color combination. It really feels like a touch of Spring, and makes me so happy to leave the Winter behind.
Since, this card is larger than the usual card size, I decided to make a matching envelope with a piece of Soft Sky DSP from the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (retired). I am on a mission to use up some of my old DSP, and using them for envelopes is a great way to accomplish that. The Envelope Punch Board (#133774, p.194) is a great tool to make that easy as pie!! I love making matching envelopes and it also allows you to experiment with different card sizes too! No more limitations by the size of your envelope!!
Well, Happy Spring! Try a great sketch challenge to get your creative ideas flowing. Thanks much, Fab Friday and The Paper Players, for inspiring ME today!