Happy Friday! Are you ready for another festive Friday Flashback? Today's featured stamp set is last year's Watercolor Winter, which I wish had carried over to this year because I really like it. I suppose that doesn't matter though since I can still use it : ) So let's flash back!
The fun part about stamps is you can make things any color you want, so in my world, there are blue poinsettias. This was a birthday card for a friend of mine last year, the same one who got the hedgehog snowman card from earlier this week.
I think this one might be my favorite of the flashback cards for today; I like the CAS layout and the little pops of pink.
And this is probably my least favorite one...it was a combination SCS sketch/color challenge card and I think I was just trying too hard. Bleah.
I kinda like the layout on this one, which was another sketch I'm sure. I almost always do sketch challenges for my cards, but I branch out a fair amount on my color combos.
This was my attempt to make a Watercolor Winter card *without* using the poinsettia stamp : ) So that's it for the cards from the vault, here's my brand new creation:
The layout is courtesy of Retro Sketches and the color combo was from an SCS challenge a few weeks ago. I was prepared to hate Cameo Coral paired with Real Red, but when I stamped off the coral once and then layered the Real Red over it, I kinda liked how it turned out. But I think if I'd used any more coral on here then I wouldn't like it as much; I kept the traditional red for my card base and then balanced it with lots of neutrals.
Here's the sketch, which for once I think I followed it pretty closely!
So that's it for me today. I haven't decided yet if I'll do another Christmas-themed Friday Flashback next week since Christmas Day will be in the middle of the week, hmm. I don't need any more Christmas cards this year, but I will need some post-Christmas thank you cards...
Have a great weekend!
Supplies, last card only:
Stamps: Watercolor Winter, Petite Pairs
Ink: Real Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, retired Old Olive & Chocolate Chip DSP
Accessories: Dazzling Details (on the flower center, though somehow I ended up with clear glue and not much glitter), Apothecary Accents Framelits (probably my favorite set of Framelits ever), corner rounder punch, Dimensionals