Welcome to the ICS April Blog Hop as we are challenged by our theme this month: It's A Girl Thing. Not only have we been challenged to create a feminine project design, but we are limited to using one color with accents of Basic Black, Whisper White or Very Vanilla allowed. I hope that our projects will help inspire you to try this challenge for your own creations.To create my card design for this challenge, I chose to use Seaside Spray as my color and I used Whisper White Embossing Powder as my accent for my design. Using Seaside Spray cardstock for the card base, I added a layer of Seaside Spray cardstock that I heat embossed using the Breathtaking Bouquet cling stamp set (item #151612) from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image onto my cardstock layer and stamped it twice. A happy little accident occurred when I stamped it the second time, when my cardstock shifted slightly between stamping and it created a slight ghosting of the design. When I heat embossed it, I noticed the mistake but decided to keep it as I liked the extra dimension it added to the background design. I used the Dark Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends Marker to color in the petals of the larger floral images to deepen the color of the images. I used a Sponge Dauber with the Seaside Spray Classic ink to sponge the edges of the embossed layer to help it stand out against the card base. For a touch of shimmer, I colored the flower petals with Clear Wink of Stella.
For the sentiment, I die cut a sentiment label and coordinating detailed layer from Seaside Spray cardstock using the Ornate Frames Dies (item #150664). I sponged the detailed die cut with Seaside Spray Classic ink with a Sponge Dauber to create contrast with the sentiment label. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set (item #151534) using Whisper White Embossing Powder onto the sentiment label and attached it to the detailed die cut label with Snail Adhesive. I attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To add a touch of sparkle, I added Basic Rhinestones that I colored using the Dark Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends Marker to embellish the card front and sentiment label.
This elegant card design reminds me of the Wedgewood China from my childhood. I just love the vintage feel to this design and the romance of this beautiful floral stamp image. It works well as a lovely Mother's Day card but could also be used as a Birthday, Anniversary or Thinking of You card. You could easily replicate this design in any color and change the embossing to Gold or Silver for a completely different look. The possibilities are endless.Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to explore the possibilities of using just one color with your projects.
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