This month on the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge the challenge is a little different. Every week there will be a sample from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog that will be used as inspiration. You can use the stamp set in the sample, the layout, the colors, or whatever you like from the sample to inspire your project.
The first inspiration sample is on page 48 and features the adorable platypus from the Postcard Pals stamp set.
I don't have this stamp set yet so I decided to use the layout as the inspiration for my card.
I used the Accented Blooms stamp set and the Garden Impressions DSP. I embossed the Accented Blooms flowers in white embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock. I cut off the taller flowers and fussy cut around the flowers on the bottom of the tag. I used an Aqua Painter and ink from the stamp pads to color in the flowers. In the past we would squeeze the ink pad cover to transfer ink to the lid of the stamp pad. It is difficult to do that with the new ink pads so I ink an acrylic block and use that as my palette.
I hope you will be inspired to participate in the challenge. You can get all the details on how to enter the challenge here and be sure to check out what the other design team members created.