I am getting the hang of WordPress. I hope that you like my new blog! So this week I participated in Mary Jo’s sketch challenge at www.technostamper.com. I have to say that I really liked this sketch!! So I used my current favorite paper from the Spring Catalog which is Poetry Prints. I love the colors and designs in this pad of designer paper. I also used the March Best of Stamp set which is Best of Flowers. That hydrangea was one of my all time favorite floral images so of course I had to use that! For colors, I used Raspberry Ripple cardstock and Lucky Limeade. THese are two of the current in-colors that are incorporated into this designer paper. That is the one thing that I really love about Stampin’ Up! designer paper, is that all the colors coordinate with the card stock. I stamped the image in Raspberry Ripple ink on vanilla cardstock. I used a blender pen and picked up a little ink from the raspberry ripple ink pad to fill in the flower. I used just a touch of lucky limeade ink to fill in the leaves on the image. And I used the Masking technique to bring the hydrangea in the center out front and center. To do this, stamp the hydrangea image on a post it note and cut around the image. Stamp the image on your cardstock and then place the post-it over the image and continue stamping around it. When you pull the post-it note off, your first image will be in the front. Then of course I had to add a little dazzle to the card! What is a card without bling?? I used a glue pen and lightly dabbed the flowers and sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers. I didn’t completely cover the flowers, just dabbed them. I know that these pictures don’t do this card justice! Here is a close up of the flowers. I love the layers on this card too!! Great sketch Mary Jo!! Stay tuned as I think I will be designing some card layouts to use with this Floral Set!! Enjoy! I can’t wait to see what my fellow stampers have designed!!