I love it when Stampin’ Up! creates Designer Series Paper (DSP) with images that coordinate with a stamp set and/or dies. It adds extra versatility, and is especially great if you’re not a fan of colouring or fussy-cutting. However one of the downsides for me is that I can get caught in a rut with the colours. So every time I pick up a stamp set like Framed Florets I can’t visualise anything other than the colours used by the DSP designers. That’s where quick experimental projects can be helpful.
Today I decided to try a more neutral colour scheme for the twin flower image from the Framed Florets Stamp Set.
I began with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Basic White Card. The white background would allow me to see the true colours although I may create a similar project on Very Vanilla Card for comparison later. Then using the Very Best Trio Punch I added a ribbon slot at the top.
Using Soft Suede ink I stamped my chosen image at the bottom of the card strip. Then I stamped “for a special person” from the Framed Florets Stamp Set further up. The actual sentiment is more wordy but it was simple to alter. After inking the stamp I looked at the clear photopolymer surface and placed some sellotape over the words “on a special day”. Then when I stamped only the uncovered words appeared on my project.
To colour the image I chose just two sets of Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. For the flower petals I used dark Petal Pink. Then I used Bronze for the flower centres. On the larger leaves I opted for Ivory, with light petal Pink on the remaining smaller leaves. Finally I went over the flower petals a second time with dark Petal Pink to darken that shade even more.
To finish the project I threaded 6″ of Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon through the slot. Then to keep it in place I tied a bow around the ribbon using some white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. And just like that my test piece was complete.
This really was a quick project to make but it has given me a fresh idea for the Framed Florets Stamp Set. In fact I could simply duplicate the strip and use it as a layer on a card front. But what do think of this colour scheme? I’d love you to leave a comment below and share your thoughts.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Framed Florets Stamp Set together with the coordinating Framed Florets Dies (not used today). Using a single “bundle” item number when I ordered meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option. This bundle will also appear in the January to April 2023 Mini Catalogue.
Also purchased in a bundle was the Very Best Trio Punch (with the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set – not used today). Although both the stamp set and punch will be available in 2023, that discounted bundle offer will end on January 4th.