Celebrating with Petal Burst

Debra Burgin Celebrate MarilynThis birthday card for a family friend uses a few new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I love Flirty Flamingo (a 2016-2018 In Color) for its not-so-sweet play on pink.  There’s a bit of yellow in it that is very appealing.  Here it is paired with Smoky Slate to give it a bit of sophistication.

Running a panel of FF through with the Petal Burst folder, I experimented with the new Sponge Brayers to see if I could hit just the high spots of the embossed panel.  If you’ve tried this with a traditional brayer, the very soft sponge of this product handles much differently.  First, the sponge absorbs some of the ink, so you will be layering on the color.  And because it’s soft, the sponge will hit the debossed areas as well.  But I love the effect I got — in fact, this was my first attempt and I judged it a success!

You can’t tell on the photo, but there’s a tiny bit of Wink of Stella on the sentiment piece to bring out the shimmer of the Smoky Slate ribbon.  I got that ribbon on the cruise, and it is so pretty and soft!

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