Swirly BirdI created this card back in June for a demonstrator only new catalog swap. I actually used two new stamp sets for this card – the greeting is from Layering Love, and the rest of the stamps are from Swirly Bird. I used the masking technique on the flowers to create a layered look without adding any paper layers. It takes a little bit of time to create the masks required for this technique, but I think that the end result is totally worth it. I added some sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim to have a bit of bling on the card. The end result is a card that isn't "bumpy" and therefore can be sent through the mail without any concern. Also, I used the stamping off technique for the peach splotches that you can see faintly around the floral images. That worked perfect to create some fill for the images that didn't overwhelm them.

I used this sketch as the design launch point for this card. The cluster of flowers take the place of the partial circle in the upper left corner of the main panel on the card. I can see using this layout to go in many different directions, so don't be surprised if you see me use it again. Hmmmm – perhaps for one of my holiday cards?

I also used this color combination when designing this card. I'm soooo glad that we have a peach color in our palette again, thanks to the addition of Peekaboo Peach with the latest In Colors. I also made some other substitutions so that I could use currently available colors; Pear Pizzazz = Certainly Celery and Pool Party = Cool Caribbean. I also added black for a mat layer, but since there are no rules for using old color challenges I feel totally free to do that. laugh I really like how these colors came together on this card – what do you think?

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