So, when I saw this week's color combo challenge on the Create with Connie & Mary challenge blog, I knew that I would be channeling my inner Lyssa!
First of all I have to say something about a couple of ink colors. There's something about Real Red that has made me call it the "devil color." I think its possessed! I get it on my fingers without knowing it and then everything I touch--especially an almost finished perfectly stamped card--gets Real Red on it. Oy. And when I use Real Red at a stamping event, well, let's just say the color gets on everyone and everything.
I've recently discovered that Blackberry Bliss is also a "devil color." I can't tell you how many times I stamped the sentiment for this card and got it perfectly aligned using the stamp-a-ma-jig only to find a tiny finger print somewhere on the panel. And there's ink all over the outside of the ink pad. What?!
So, let this serve as a warning: Use extreme caution when stamping with Real Red and Blackberry Bliss since both these colors want to get all over you and everything else!!
The main image on this card is punched with the Petite Petals punch--it's one of my faves! I also like how it coordinates with the little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Add a basic pearl to the center and you've got some super cute flowers!! The sentiment is from the "Apothecary Art" stamp set. I can hardly make a card without some ribbon and I love, love, love Stampin' Up's 1/4" cotton ribbon--I have it in every color, including Blushing Bride.