SU Close as a Memory…

I struggled over the last few days trying to make the colors at ColourQ #174 work for me and finally figured something out with inspiration from The Paper Players #131– SYMPATHY. Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals inks made pretty watercolor flowers with Early Espresso stems/leaves with the retired SU Close as a Memory stamp set. Normally, I would have bordered the main image with one of the flower colors but, in the end, I think the Pink (that I think was the hardest for me to fit in) was better than using one of the flower colors. The image reminded me of handpicked flowers from a field so I used the SU Woodgrain EF to mimic a tree trunk found on the outskirts of the field. 

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Close as a Memory (retired), SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Primrose Petals, SU Raspberry Ripple, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Very Vanilla, SU Early Espresso, SU Pretty in Pink subbing for Pirouette-out of my stock
ACCESSORIES: random metallic brad
TOOLS: SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack, SU Labels Collection Framelits, SU Word Window Punch



  1. Cindy, This is so pretty and so appropriate. Nice way to incoporate both challenges. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

  2. Beautiful, Cindy! The flowers are so soft and serene. The colors from the challenge were a perfect choice for this stamp. Thank you for playing with the Paper Players!

  3. Very pretty, Cindy! I really like the woodgrain background and the pretty color combo. The paper piercing really add a great touch. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂

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