I am slowly but surely falling in love with this years in-colours, after a bit of a slow start. I've been looking around for stamp sets that really make the most of these colours. I came across a fab card by a lovely lady who you may know as naturecoastcrafter on Splitcoast, and you can see her original card here. It was only later, when I looked more closely, that I realised she hadn't even used the stamp set I thought, and the one I used to make my card, the lovely Summer Silhouettes. Come and have a look:
I have heard a lot of people saying they didn't like Summer Starfruit at first, but it is the colour from the new set that appealed to me instantly, I couldn't wait to start using it, but I wanted to really show it off, and this card seemed like an excellent way of doing it. It works beautifully with its cousin Gumball Green, used here. I have to say the quality of this ink is nothing short of awesome. In real life the leaves here look like they've been printed on the computer, even the hubster commented on it. Just think, an ink that's almost too good!
The card I cased has a strip of dsp in the background, but I am very taken with the 'trellis' design in the stamp set, and it was perfect for what I wanted to achieve here (and yes, it does have a slightly Moroccan feel to it).
I have a recipient in mind for this card, who will be 95 and who has failing eyesight. I don't think she'll have any problems seeing this though, do you?
The sentiment is from the Apothecary Art set, which I'm sure you recognise.
Talking of colours, for Christmas last year John bought me a starter set (2 sheets) of every single SU colour. It's very interesting to see, a year on, certain colours, like Bravo Burgundy, that I haven't used once in the entire year, while I've nearly run out of my Pool Party and Real Red. Are there any colours you never use? I think I need to make a special project to use it up, don't you?
Thanks for popping in today. I'm off for another stint of course work - oh joy! I'd rather be crafting, wouldn't you?!
Back soon, happy stamping