Stampin' Up@'s Beautiful You is my feature card tonight. The fabulous Joanne choose an unusual color combo for our Paper Players challenge this week and, if the design team cards are anything to go by, it's a very versatile color scheme :-)
Mint Macaron is a fabulous color, but I find it just too bright and Perfect Plum is one of my least favorite SU colors. So, this color scheme was a little challenge for me, so I decided to pare down the colors and realized that my new SU set would work beautifully for that pared down feel.
I don't know how I missed this set - but I absolutely love it. This particular stamp portrays such a sense of freedom and wonder - and I am so looking forward to using it more frequently.
I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth watercolor paper and worked with a brush and the three SU colors - taking ink directly from the ink pad. It was really quick to do and, because there wasn't very much water, the card dried really quickly.
Here's the outside of the card:
I decided to keep the inside very clean and simple:
The sentiment - both inside and out - work so beautifully with this image. Really... one of the best sets SU has produced in a very long time. LOVE IT!
I hope you will play along with us this week. If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than the fabulous creations from our design team
I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Stamps: Beautiful You - Stampin' Up!
- Inks: Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up!
- Cardstock: Bristol Smooth watercolor, Sahara Sand
- Die: Stitched rectangle frame