Today's Inspiration from Stamp It 3 Ways comes courtesy of Laura Bassen's amazingly pretty (and clean and simple) Graphic Floral Birthday Card
Note how nice the popped flowers look, as well as the raised sentiment and the interesting yet oh-so-simple border on the right. Once again, I couldn't get the colors right in the photo...all the card stock on this card is really white, not blue! But what really inspired me in this card were the bright, fresh colors popping off the white and the outline, spirograph-looking flowers!
Unfortunately, as I searched my stash, I didn't turn up any flowers even close to these fabulous ones(and will likely be buying this set from Uniko Studio very soon). BUT I could at least use Laura's fab colors with the wonderful Dot Spot set from Papertrey for a little different effect, while still remaining true to the feel of Laura's card.
Notice that I simplified Laura's already simple design...my stamps carry more visual weigh (give denser color) than hers, and it felt right to leave the whole thing one layer as a result. Also, since I wanted to use this very long sentiment (also PTI, from one of their $5 sentiment sets), I had to shift from portrait to landscape orientation to make room for it.
All the bling was colored with Copic/Bic/Sharpie markers to match the inks. I think this may be the most useful (for me) part of owning such alcohol-based markers. I sure don't color outline images with them often, do I?
Laura used a color combination I NEVER would have thought of, not in a million years, and how totally fresh and fun is it!!! Thank you, Laura, so very much for sharing your talent with us!
stamps: Papertrey Dot Spot, Think Big
ink: SU Cool Caribbean, others are Memento
paper: PTI white
accessories: rhinestones, Copic/Bic/Sharpie markers (to color the rhinestones)