Visit the HapBEE Stampers Community on Facebook to see my a live presentation on coordinating colors when creating a hand stamped card.

This card is featured in the demonstration.

First I decide on the stamp set I am going to use to create my card. Then I use my color coach to determine the colors to use for the card.

The Floral Essence stamp set includes floral images, leaves, and greetings. I decided I wanted my floral image to be a shade of pink. Flirty Flamingo is a perfect shade for the bloom. I find the Flirty Flamingo card in my color coach to determine the coordinating colors.

As you can see, the middle row of the card mentions Daffodil Delight and Old Olive coordinate with Flirty Flamingo.

Now I can begin the creation. First I start with a base in Flirty Flamingo. Next I layer Old Olive card stock onto the base of the card.

On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamp the floral image in Flirty Flamingo. Next, I stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink on the Whisper White piece. A piece of Ornate Garden ribbon in Old Olive is added to the Whisper White card stock by adhering the ends of the ribbon to the back of the paper before attaching it to the Old Olive base.

Next layer a sheet of Vellum that has been embossing with the Scripty 3D embossing folder. Slide the Vellum under the ribbon when adhering it to the Whisper White layer.

Now you can stamp the blooms and leaves. First stamp the bloom with Flirty Flamingo onto Whisper White card stock. Then color the blooms with light Flirty Flamingo blends. After that, use the Perennial Flower punch to cut out the bloom. Then stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink. Punch the leaves out with the leaf punch. Finally, stamp the centers with Daffodil Delight. I used a 1/2″ circle punch to cut out the center of the flower. To create the flowers layer the leaves and the blooms and attach them to the base with dimensionals.

For your greeting, stamp “celebrate” in Flirty Flamingo and punch the greeting out with the Classic Label punch. Attach with Snail adhesive.

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