I haven't been doing a whole lot of stamping lately, but I found this card stored on my camera and realized I never shared it. I made this for my friend Rachel's birthday and drew my color inspiration from two of her favorite colors - purple and green.
It's a little bit difficult to see in the photo, but the various flowers from PTI's Life set are heat embossed with a pale lavendar embossing powder from SU that I've had for years. When I first learned about heat embossing, I thought it was the greatest technique ever and stocked up on quite a pit of powder, but for some reason (probably laziness) I hardly ever heat emboss anymore.
Anyway, the circles along the side are punched out from SU Almost Amethyst cardstock and then I added the black dot embellishments to the centers. Then I traced around the black dots with Stardust Stickles for the obligatory sparkle! The circle at the top was done with a larger circle punch and then twill was threaded through a PTI True Black button.
Stamps: PTI Life, Birthday Basics
Ink: Versamark, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI white, Spring Moss, SU Almost Amethyst, Basic Black
Other: Stardust Stickles, SU circle punches, SU embossing powder, dot embellishments from Joann's, PTI True Black button, PTI Spring Moss twill