I've been blogging now for 6 years and I can tell you I've hardly EVER used purples on my cards. I tend towards bright clean colors and reds. But today I followed my heart with this card and broke all of my pre-conceived notions about color.
I knew I wanted to use the colors of Pool Party, Crumb Cake and a splash of Elegant Eggplant. I loved how the flowers looked markered in Eggplant, so I went with that as my main color.
There are quite a few details that you can see better if you click to enlarge the photo. A border of embossing with the Framed Tulips Folder and a smattering of pearls add a dressy touch. I used my new Stampin Spritzer and mixed up my own shimmer spray to add a subtle sheen and glimmer.
Here's how: I poured about an inch of rubbing alcohol into the spritzer. (Just plain alcohol that I had on hand from the medicien cabinet.) I added a drop of Pool Party re-inker then poured in a small glob of Shimmer Paint (Frost White) and shook it all up.
When you look at the card close up you can see the shimmer adds a hint of pale aqua to the flowers and there's also a sprinkling of it on the card base too.
Hope you'll give this new tool and technique a try!
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
|Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Tiny Tags
|Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
|Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party Re-inker
|Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Framelits Labels Dies, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Stampin' Spritzer, Shimmer Mist, Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Antique Brads, Little Labels Punch Pack|