Hi peeps! It's Thursday--the week is flying by--and time for another Inspired By challenge...look how sweet this is:
I went round and round with ideas in my head for this one....just couldn't make any of my huge stash of papers work, so I decided to stamp my own! First, let's see what I came up with:
I mixed some old and new for my card today! First, let's check out the sketch that I used, it's from Sunday Stamps:
I used the small single flower from the new Ornate Style and stamped it randomly on my top layer, using Rococo Rose ink, and coloring it with Blends. I stamped the lower portion in Sahara Sand ink using the retired Diagonal Stripe background stamp. The overall effect was a little brighter than I wanted, to I layered a panel of vellum over it after I adhered them to a Soft Seafoam base. Here you can see the layers underneath:
Then I stamped the bunch of florals from the same set in Soft Suede and again colored them with Blends. I needed a basket, and I checked out the basket from the retired Basket of Wishes set; look how perfectly those flowers fit into that basket!!! I paper pieced it with a little scrap of tan DSP, then fussy-cut the flowers and popped them up on top. I added a couple Rococo Rose stitched and scalloped mats, and added some Ornate Garden ribbon underneath, right on top of the vellum:
Before I adhered everything, I stamped a sentiment at the bottom of the vellum:
I was happy to add this to my stash of birthday cards for this month! And I keep forgetting that Danni now has sketches to use with our challenges....so be sure to check out the blog BEFORE you create your card! Maybe next week I can get my act together and use both, LOL! Anyway, I hope you'll play with us...feel free to use either element of the challenge, or both! Check them out at the Inspired By blog! Thanks for popping in today!
I was thrilled that the tulips I planted last fall actually bloomed, as I don't usually have good luck with them:
Just ignore the weeds, LOL! Enjoy your day and be blessed!