Now, you have to admit . . . getting a card like this would definitely put some pizzazz in your day, right?? I am totally jazzed right now just from making it!! (Of course, stamping tends to do that to me anyway! lol!) This card is so snazzy because it uses a set new to the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog - Petal Pizzazz. I paired it up with a stamp set called Define Your Life, thinking I would use one of the definitions. However, once I got into the flow of the card, I decided to use the title stamp because with all that purpleness . . . it just seemed to fit better.
The first thing I did was sit down with my Inspiration Book and when I did, I came across this picture of a bedroom done in purples with hues of blue and yellow. It's from the February 2009 issue of Country Living Magazine.
My first step was to randomly stamp my images all over a full-sized piece of Whisper White paper. As I stamped, I imagined my paper devided into four equal card sized sections. That helped me with the placement of the flowers. I left a lot of looseness between the flowers so that I would be able to easily add accent images to my card. I used Brocade Blue, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive and So Saffron inks to stamp the background. Then, I cut the background into four panels . . . three to use on my cards and one to cut up and use on the inside of the cards.
This is the grouping of three cards that came from that background piece. The accent pieces were stamped with Kiwi Kiss and Elegant Eggplant ink. Then I added a little BoHo Punched Blossom. To make the line on each side of the sentiment, I used the stem that comes with the Petal Pizzazz set. Cool, huh? It just keeps the whole card flowing!
Above is a picture of the inside. I kept it simple with just a strip of patterned background across the top of the correspondence panel.
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Define Your Life
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Brocade Blue, So Saffron
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: BoHo Blossome Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge, Dimensionals, Circle Fire and Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads