Our challenge colors this week over at the Nacho Average challenge site are Crisp Cantaloupe, Night of Navy and Summer Starfruit.
Here is my contribution:
For this card, I used two retiring stamp sets, Ex Libris and Fabulous Florets (the greeting). I used the emboss resist technique for the background. First I stamped the Ex Libris image on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Versamark, then heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I then sponged on Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit and Night of Navy. The ink resists where the image has been embossed.
I made the flower out of Creped Filter Paper. I punched 2 pieces each using the Blossom and Pansy punches. I mixed rubbing alcohol, a drop or two of Night of Navy reinker and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz in a Stampin' Spritzer bottle. I shook it to mix, then spritzed it onto my punched pieces. I layered them one on top of the other and secured them together with a glimmer brad. Then, I crunched them up and let them dry. Once dry, I simply fluffed them open a little. The leaves are from the "wing" of the Bird Builder punch.
I am really sorry to see both these stamp sets retiring. I just purchased Ex Libris and haven't used it much. I love the greeting from Fabulous Florets and use it often.
Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can. It means a lot to all of us! We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges. A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site.
Stamp Sets: Ex Libris, Fabulous Florets
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Night of Navy, Summer Starfruit, Versamark
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Creped Filter Paper
Accessories: heat tool, white embossing powder, sponges, Bird Builder, Blossom and Pansy punches, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, rubbing alcohol, Stampin' Spritzer bottle, sponge, glimmer brad