I'm sure none of you has ever purchased a stamp set and then let it sit on the shelf -- never seeing ink! I finally removed the Polka-Dot Pieces stamp set from the box and began using it. What fun! All of the images coordinate (imagine that!) with Stampin' Up!'s punches!
The focal point of this card is the Tea Lace Paper Doily. I was inspired to change the color by spritzing it from a card I saw in the new 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! catalog.
I combined some Crushed Curry reinker with the rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer and sprayed away. How cool is that? You can make these white doilies any color you want!
Funny story about the color combo. I was initially referencing SU!'s cool color coach and using Real Red and Pumpkin Pie with the Island Indigo leaves. But I had to go to a meeting so I just left the card on the table. In the midst of the meeting, I noticed this woman wearing the most beautiful blouse with the color combination of Crushed Curry and Elegant Eggplant. I immediately came home and changed the bird to Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo.
So, that's my creation for the day. Can't wait to start spritzing more doilies. I also have considered making a version of this card for swapping at convention in July. What do you think?
Here's what the stamp set looks like. Even better news: this set is included in the new catalog!