Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Avant Garden

I wasn't quite sure where to begin with this pretty set called Avant Garden.  It was FREE in the Sale-a-Brations catalog.  All you have to do is make a qualifying purchase of $50 and you can choose an item free.

I decided I hadn't used pinks in a while.  I seem to get in a rut with the Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron colors.  I pulled out some Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo to see how they looked together.  The greens were easy - Old Olive regular and stamped off, and Pear Pizzazz.  These two colors are in my comfort zone.

I stamped the flowers and leaves and thought it looked a little too pinky.  I inked up the dots in the stamp set with Peekaboo Peach and that seemed to pull it together. I first used a base of Crumb Cake and then decided to try another version with Melon Mambo.  Let me know which one you prefer! I used Stylish Stems Framelits for the sentiment piece on the Crumb Cake version.

p.s.  Did you know there are NEW freebies in Sale-a-Bration?!!  They were just released yesterday. 
 Check them out here:


Cheryl Hamilton said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the colors & enamel dots!

Daria said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the one with the Crumb Cake base. Thank you for sharing the details.