Knowing what a big weekend it is I was keen to have these ready before I went. So I'm writing this with only 2 sleeps till departure!
What a lovely group of colours in this challenge. I also wanted to challenge myself to use a set that I hasn't seen much action. So I settled on the Birthday Fiesta stamp set and framelits. I know Mexican inspired scenes are not typically done in pastel tones but I don't mind how they turned out!
I love the idea that all the little elements go together in this set with the different decorations for each flag- and the possibilities of what you can create are enormous. However in the end I think that's one of the reasons I haven't used this set too much- I'm just never sure where to start as there's too much choice. So this time I just launched right in.
For the first card I cut each of the bunting shapes twice - one in white and one in colour, then I stamped the white ones and layered them slightly offset from their solid colour counterpart. The end result certainly has a festive feel!
For the second card I did has a lot less stamping. The framelits come with the individual tiny flag shapes so I used patterned DSP in the 3 colours and cut them out. I like how the bunting came together. My original plan was to have a Pink Llama but I do struggle to get enough depth with Pink Pirouette so I abandoned that option and opted instead for a pink bow and a little flower- I'm not sure framelits should be made that small!!!
I do love the flower and leaf pattern stamps that are in this set. You can use pens to colour them as I did for the envelopes or you can stamp them in green and die cut the additional flowers to sit over the top. It adds a nice finish to the interior, and to the envelope.
Next on the blog this week is Rose. I'm intrigued to see what the design team have come up with.
I hope you find some time to be creative this week and post your projects using these colours to our Facebook group page. It's an amazing way to share INKspiration.
Thanks for looking, and remember,
"don't just post online, post something pretty",