I hate to see the Occasions Mini coming to an end, but I'm looking forward to the Summer Mini as well. This is one of my favorite sets from the upcoming Mini. It's called Flower Fest. The greeting is also a Summer Mini set called Pretty Postage. The designer paper is part of this month's promo, and is called Paisley Petals. I knew exactly what technique I wanted to use first with my Flower Fest set as soon as I saw it...Poppin' Pastels.
The Poppin' Pastels technique is super easy. I stamped the flower onto Whisper White card stock with VersaMark ink. I then rubbed Stampin' Pastels over the flower image with a sponge dauber. The chalk sticks to the VersaMark ink and makes the image "pop." I did the same thing with the leaves. The chalks also softly color the inside of the flowers and leaves. It's really a pretty effect in real life.
I also used 2 of my favorite weekly challenges. The card sketch I used is this week's MojoMonday sketch (MOJO187), and the color challenge is this week's ColourQ challenge (cQc #81). The color challenge called for Soft Sky which is a retired color. I substituted it with Baja Breeze card stock.
Stamps: Flower Fest & Pretty Postage (Summer Mini)
Ink: VersaMark ink pad; So Saffron, Baja Breeze, & Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, & Whisper White card stock; Paisley Petals DSP (promo)
Accessories: Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (Occasion Mini), Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Eyelet Border Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Extra-Large Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, & Stampin' Dimensionals.