Spots & BlossomsPosted: February 17, 2013
This card started with a desire to use yet another of Penny Black’s new background stamps. In the finished product however, that stamp is barely visible. I began by flicking Lady Bug ink onto white cardstock then stamped the background stamp, Dots in space in pink. It was a pale pink and I had wiped off some of the ink before making the impression so it was a very subtle start. Over the dots I repeatedly stamped the blossom branch from Blooming Garden, also in Memento Angel Pink. Next I inked the same blossom stamp with Lady Bug Red and added Rich Cocoa ink to the stems with a marker. I sponged next with the same red and brown and added the sentiment in the space I had left. Adding the sentiment to the panel meant that I did not have anything to add to the card base to make a visual triangle (If you read Susan Raihala’s Simplicity blog you will know what I am talking about) so I punched an oval tucked it under the matted panel and place a small knot of ribbon on top. I didn’t exactly achieve a triangle but I added something to the white space on the right to lead the eye across the card.