Today's card is actually a color challenge for a Facebook group I belong to. We were challenged to use Stampin' Up! colors Melon Mambo, Mango Melody and Pool Party, as well as any stamp set from the current Stampin' Up! catalog. I decided to use the Swirly Bird stamp set along with the coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies. The stamps themselves invoke so many ideas by themselves; birds, sailboats flowers...I can go on and on. Pairing the stamps with the coordinating dies opens up so many more ideas. Also, I really like this color combination. I think this simple card turned out great.
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, cutting it to 5 18 x 3 1/8. This is my top layer. I used the little dots in the stamp set and all three colors of ink to create the background. Make sure to clean your stamp between colors. I used the medium "swirly" stamp to stamp the image (one in each color) onto the now patterned background. I then took 3 scrap pieces of the white card stock and did direct ink to paper to create colored card stock. Using the coordinating Thinlit Die, I cut one in each color using my Bigshot.
I used Tombow Mono Liquid adhesive to glue the die cut pieces over bur slightly off the stamped swirlys. This gives dimension. I used a sentiment from the Artistically Asian stamp set and stamped it on a scrap piece of card stock, trimmed it down, and used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. I attached the panel onto a piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored down the middle at 4 1/4.
I think the bright colors are very cheerful and the sentiment is uplifting, but you could use any sentiment you choose.
All of the products used today are in the current Stampin' Up! catalog. For information on these or any other Stampin' Up! products, please contact me! Thanks for looking and have a great day!