It's Dynamic Duos Saturday and this week is our Monochromatic Challenge! This week's colors are Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.
Now, normally I'm all over colors like this. This week I had a mental block for some reason. I searched and searched for inspiration. I've actually used this color combo several times in the past. I actually started by punching out a bunch of hearts out of scrap cardstock, temporarily glued them to a piece of Soft Suede and sprayed the whole thing with my Shimmer Spritz spray. It was pretty, but still no real good ideas as of what to do with it. Then, my box of goodies Stampin' Up goodies arrived......
I ended up using a bunch of new supplies like the Honeycomb EF, Paper Doily, Vanilla Flower Trim, Oval Framelits, and Print Poetry DP. Once I had all my supplies figured out, I searched for a sketch to use. I found Try Stampin On Tuesday #102. Super! It was a match made in heaven! Once I got it all figured out, the card came together in a snap! What about the Shimmer Spritzed Soft Suede piece, you ask? Well, I trimmed it down and used it as the center background piece. You have to look real close to tell that there are hearts on it (they ended up mostly covered up).
I'm really in love with the Flower Trim, especially when I saw others cutting the flowers off the strip and dying them with regular ink! That's what I did here. I just pressed the flower into my Crumb Cake ink and this is what resulted! My flower was colored on mostly just the tips, but it you want your flower totally saturated with color, mist it with water. This will allow the ink to penetrate further into the fabric and create a solid colored flower. I'm anxious to display that technique on future cards!
The paper doilies are stark white, so I sponged some Crumb Cake onto this one to soften it up some.
Make sure you visit the other Dynamic Duo Dynamo's blogs for tons more inspiration!
Jenny Engelke (Me)
Here's a list of supplies I used....
stamps: Layered Labels
paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Vanilla, Print Poetry DP
ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
accessories: Vanilla Flower Trim, Oval Framelits, Paper Doily, Honeycomb EF, Shimmer Spritz, Pearls, Lace Ribbon Border punch, Three Heart punch, Distress tool
Thanks for taking a peek and have a wonderful day!