It's the middle of January, and here in central Wisconsin, it is none too cheery. In fact, we've been experiencing deep freeze cold as well as blizzard conditions.
I thought to cheer us all up, I should introduce some FLOWERS into our life, to at least give us the sensation of cheerful flowery color and gardens growing, by creating a card full of this happiness.
Recently, as I was digging through all the stuff that I just HAD to save throughout the years, I came across a container of paint chips. I thought it would be super cute to "grow" a row of flowers in each of the shades of one specific color.
So I dug out my Petite Petals stamp set (page 86 in the big catalog), as well as the matching punch (page 187) and went to work on an orange swatch.
I was sort of stumped as to what to do with the stems for the flowers. After looking through the Framelits and Thinlits I had, I came across the PERFECT stem. It was part of the Flower Fair Framelits set (page 192). So I grabbed a paint swatch of shades of green and cut out the stems with leaves to go with my row of posies.
I was able to incorporate lots of dimension into this card through the use of Stampin' Dimensionals. For the stems/leaves, I used teeny pieces of it.
Another interesting facet of the card is the combination of textures and prints that I got with the four rows of blue/orange/yellow/green. The dots of the blue Designer Series Paper, the varied lines of the orange ribbon, the straight smoothness of the yellow cardstock, with the uneven texture in the green grass cut with the Fringe Scissors (page 189), all unite for a fascinating combination of visual flavors.
So, I challenge you: get out those paint chips I KNOW you have hidden away somewhere, and give them a good workout!