I am having a great time in Salt Lake City at OnStage! It’s so much fun to be here with so many other amazing demonstrators, as well as Stampin’ Up! It’s pretty cool when you get to be in the same room as the founder of the company, as well as the CEO and her family, and all of the employees and trainers that I’ve watched so many times only in videos! This whole place is full of such positive energy! And I’m SO happy to finally be able to meet so many members of my team that I’ve only known through Facebook…we are having a blast! 🙂
So, I gave a little sneak peek of my card a couple of days ago, but this is the finished product! I have always loved the combination of pink and black together. And I adore this stamp from the You’ve Got This set. The peony really becomes the focus of the card due to the size of the stamp! I used the NEW Stampin’ Blends to color the flower. I used the dark shade of Pink Pirouette to color around the edges of the whole flower, and added a little in some random spots elsewhere for some shading. I then went in with the light Pink Pirouette marker and filled the rest of the flower in, blending the two shades wherever they came together.
The center was colored with Daffodil Delight, and the stems were colored with both shades of Old Olive, again, blending the light and dark shades together. I like to add the darker shade first, and then blend and finish off with the lighter shade of each color, but there’s really no wrong way to do it! The new markers are so much fun to color with and blend so beautifully, it doesn’t really matter which one you start with. And if you add too much color, and want to lighten it up a bit, you can just go back over it with the Color Lifter until you get your desired look!
I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to frame the flower, and mounted it on a white card base, with a black polka dot background. (There is a pink layer in between the white and black layers.) The sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty set, and it’s finished off with some ribbon, a doily, and some metallic enamel shapes!
I hope you like the finished result! Thanks for stopping by!