Happy Friday!  For today’s card I am playing along over at the Color Throwdown #386 and the colors I am using for the challenge are island indigo and lucky limeade (retired).  The inspiration photo and color scheme are below from the challenge:

I decided to make my own designer series paper (DSP) by using the three flower stamps and the one twig stamp from the Sale-a-bration set called Botanicals For You.  I know Sale-a-bration officially ended yesterday but I just love the products that were in that catalog and that were free.  I stamped all the flowers in the island indigo color by mounting all three stamps onto my block at the same time.  This helped speed the stamping up as opposed to stamping each flower image separately and also keep the pattern consistent giving the look of DSP.  I then stamped the twig image using lucky limeade to fill in any blank spaces.  I really like how this turned out.
For the sentiment, this image is from the hostess set A Whole Lot of Lovely.  I used my MISTI tool for stamping this sentiment because I knew I would be using my markers to add the color to the stamp and would need to stamp the image more than once to achieve the deep color I wanted.  If you don’t have a MISTI tool, I highly recommend making the investment as this thing is AWESOME!!  After stamping the sentiment, I cut it out along with the layering piece of lucky limeade cardstock using the Circles Collection Framelits.  
I adhered the DSP piece to a card base made from island indigo and then added a matching strip of cardstock across the center of the card.  The circle layered piece was added with dimensionals with some gold thread and then a few sequins.  
Now that Sale-a-bration is over we have the new catalog release coming very soon!  I am getting excited to see all the new products and changes to colors coming.  It is always sad to see In Colors retire so if you love any of the following colors, be sure to get your products soon before they are gone.
What are your plans for the weekend?  We have game night with friends this evening and I do hope to get a lot of stamping and maybe some watercoloring in this weekend as well.

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