When I was a kid, we would occasionally go to the country for a picnic. I don’t remember the town, but it was along the Perkiomen Creek. I recall once seeing a field of pink wildflowers there not far from the creek. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the “Country” theme for the Global Design Project. The flower from Touches of Texture was perfect to portray this memory.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Here’s the logo and link for this week’s challenge at Global Design Project. Just click to go to the site.

Design Notes for Touches of Texture Card:

I’m not sure I’ve ever used this flower from the stamp set before. And why not? It’s lovely. I stamped the flowers with Memento Ink Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored in with some new Stampin’ Blends, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Seafoam. Did you know that there are new colors available? I just received some of them and picked these two for this card. What a great color combination.


Since I stamped the flower outline with black, I thought it would be a good accent color. That’s how I happened to tie a bit of Black Baker’s Twine at the bottom.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


As I finished the coloring and mating of the flower piece, I realized that I needed some texture. The twine added some but I wanted a little more depth and interest. I nearly jumped with excitement when I thought of the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. It’s easy to just emboss part of the card stock layer. It was just enough.

I was prepared to leave the front without sentiment. Once I did a quick search of my stamps, I thought the “enjoy” from Tabs for Everything stamp set would be just right. I layered it with the same colors as I layered the flower piece. it seemed to all come together.

Touches of Texture stamp set, #GDP147, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Get Your Blends Here!

Maybe you missed the announcement. When the current catalog first went live, the new colors of Blends were not available. That situation has been remedied and all the colors are yours for the choosing.

Stampin' Blends

When you are ready to order, I hope you will select me as your demonstrator. This month, if you place an order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Pink Rhinestones! Cool, right!

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