My boss's birthday is next week. Given everything that's going on (and has gone on over the last few years in my little department), I decided an "escape and relax" theme would be good for her. I also just ordered the Colorful Seasons set as it was retiring, although I'd had the dies from the beginning because there were many great stand-alone dies (see the card I made for the colors two weeks ago!) When I saw the stamps were retiring, I decided I needed it for a variety of reasons but mostly for that little drink stamp - I needed it for the arm of the chair!!
Normally I would have gone for extremely bright tropical colors for this scene, but my boss is not a frilly and bright kind of person. So as I was thinking through the colors and my need for this birthday card, I liked the idea of the richer Curry and Cherry Cobbler on the card. It's still tropical but toned down. I like the richness of it.
Thank you to the inspiration from CAS Colours & Sketches. I hope you will all play along with us this week!
Stamps: Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons, Watercolor Wishes (sentiment)
Dies: Stampin' Up Seasonal Layers
Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Other: Taylored Expressions Stencil, Stampin' Up Glitter Enamel Dots (the old set that goes back to Dapper Denim, but also includes Crushed Curry)