I found this card on Pinterest and just had to make my own version of it.
|Pinterest Source and Yana's Blog Post|
Yana's color combination is fabulous with her tropical foliage stamps...so pretty! I love how the leaves and ferns poke out from under the sentiment panel. It's a fabulous design, so I went to my stamps to see what I had that might create a similar effect.
I grabbed Papertrey's Gathered Garden and went to work.
To get the placement right for my plants, I placed the birthday panel down on the blank card base and drew light pencil marks at the corners. Occasionally, while stamping, I'd lay the birthday panel on the card and see how it was looking. That helped a lot. And I actually remembered to erase the pencil marks before attaching the panel to the base, so yay, me!
Note that the stamps I used are lighter and airier than the bolder images of Yana's card, which changes the design a bit. As a result, the tropical feel of Yana's card is replaced with more of an English garden feel. Most of the colors are the same as Yana's, but I added a brighter blue to give more weight to some of the images. I think my tweak in color adds more energy...which was needed for the lighter stamps.
I'd planned on adding bling as an echo of Yana's Nuvo drops, but my lighter images looked quite busy enough without bling, so I left it alone. I'm glad I did.
The sentiment works so well with the images. Love, love, love when that happens.
Many, many thanks to Yana for giving me such a beautiful source of inspiration!
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue, scallop scissors