Garden in Bloom is a set that offers a great variety of 2 & 3 step stamping options. If you’re not familiar with 2 or 3 step stamping, it just means that you layer stamps on top of each other. For instance, on the large orange flowers I started with the outline stamp in 1st generation ink (full strength) in Tangerine Tango. Then I stamped the petals with 2nd generation ink (stamping on a place mat before stamping onto the card), which results in a lighter shade of the same color. The centers were stamped in Crushed Curry. The small blue flowers and all of the leaves were stamped in the same fashion, using 1st and 2nd generations of ink.
The colors in this card are Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Emerald Envy, which qualifies it for Paper Craft Crew’s Challenge #212.
After completing my card, I realized that in the small print of the challenge box below, it says to use 3 of the 4 colors and I used all four. So maybe I need to have my eyes checked! Oh well, I still like how my card turned out and hopefully the Paper Craft Crew will accept my submission in spite of my oops!
*Update- I got sidetracked when my grandkids stopped by and I missed the submission time for PCC212. I guess it wasn’t meant to be…
It also qualifies for the Global Design Project Challenge #055. That challenge is all about Random Acts of Kindness which are unexpected kindnesses to a friend or a stranger.
I was the recipient of a RAK during a trip through McDonald’s drive through window where the man ahead of me paid my bill. I paid it forward and picked up the tab for the person behind me. Our world can be a better place when strangers and friends alike take a moment to care for each other.
I hope you like my card! Please come back later in the week when I hope to have some holiday cards ready to share.