For this card, I chose a monochromatic theme featuring Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. And of course, it features the Blended Seasons bundle (double-volume stamp set + coordinating dies) that has been available this month of August only. While I've used several elements from the bundle, I think the stars of the layout are the 2 stitched-edged dies used as layers in the center area. Don't you just love how these dies cut stitched details on both the inside and outside of the shape? Given that there are 3 sizes of these shapes in the bundle, it's just about worth adding this die set to your collection JUST because of its versatility!
Ok, here are some of the significant details of how this came together:
The base layer is simply a typical folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay cardstock. The next layer up (Pool Party) features some texture created with the leaf die (from the die set) and the embossing mats. And then all that is splattered with Bermuda Bay ink from an aqua painter. Finally, I added some Bermuda Bay to the edges, using direct-to-paper.
Next up, a few die-cut leaves (Pool Party cardstock + Silver Foil paper), followed by a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock die-cut with one of the stitched shapes in the bundle.
The top layer (whisper white) is smaller size of the same stitched shape, stamped with a 3rd-generation application of Bermuda Bay ink with the falling leaves stamp from the stamp set - and then carefully blended out with a blender pen. Then over top of that, I stamped the "Thank You" sentiment (also from that same stamp set) with the aid of the Stamparatus so that I could stamp it several times for enhanced color depth.
The bow is from a piece of retired Bermuda Bay ribbon I still have lying around.
If you haven't YET grabbed your "Color Your Season" bundle (and/or the Watercolor Pencils that are included in this special limited-edition offer), there are still a few hours this month left to do so! AND you could easily qualify for a $5 coupon to redeem towards your order NEXT month! Don't kick yourself for missing out on this fabulous, versatile bundle! Get yours here.