What do you get when you combine a Whole Lot of Lovely DSP with a Lovely Words die?

This:

 

The Lovely Words die comes with “hug” in a circle, so all I had to do was select the sheet of Designer Series Paper and run my 3 3/4″ X 5″ piece through the Big Shot.  The idea for the circle and positioning came from this week’s Freshly Made Sketch:

I layered the die-cut DSP on a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Pool Party cardstock, and this on a Basic Black 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ card base.  

I loved the vibrant colors contrasted with black, and couldn’t wait to complete the sketch. I thought about fussy cutting a flower from the DSP to pop up on my card. But, my new Stampin’ Blends were begging to be used, and the Color Me Happy stamp set had a flower that would definitely work.

It didn’t take much experimentation to see that Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Calypso Coral would give me the desired blend. I stamped the flower on Glimmer Paper with Pumpkin Pie Ink, colored it in, and added dots in the center with the Basic Black Marker. 

 

I was thrilled with my flower, and just needed to add a bit of greenery. The fern (Botanical Builder) die cut from Pear Pizazz, and the leaf (Eclectic Layers) die cut from Always Artichoke.

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