Inspired by Nature

This is one of those sets that didn't catch my eye at first, but then as I saw all the beautiful cards and samples everyone made with it and had to have it. I love the silhouettes of the grass and the flower and all the neat images you can stamp with them.

One of the cards I saw used the Poppin' Pastels technique. I hadn't used that technique in a while so I thought I would try it again. Having grown up in Maryland, I've always loved its state flower, the Black Eyed Susan, so I pulled out my long neglected Stampin' Pastels and sponge daubers and started with chocolate chip in the centers, with some so saffron petals and always artichoke stems and leaves.

I used the new Large Oval Punch (love it!) to punch out the sentiment and then I used two more punched out chocolate chip large ovals to mat it. Lastly, I added some of the new Alpine Ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog (coming Oct 1st!)


Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful, soft and pretty!! I love this technique!! TFS!! :)

Lynn said...

So pretty! I've been lovin' this set with the poppin' pastels technique!

Cassie said...

this is really lovely!! i love the soft colors!