Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I thought I was keeping it simple today

So how did I end up spending over an hour on this card? I really wanted to do today's color challenge to use baja breeze, not quite navy, and kraft, and this is what I came up with. I also used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for the week, which was a lot of fun.

I started with this large topper stamp by Stampendous. It's actually a Mother's Day stamp, so I just inked the circle and flowers with not quite navy marker and then added my own sentiment (also by Stampendous). I stamped onto vanilla cardstock then paper pieced the vase and flowers using Green Tea and Urban Garden papers. I cut out the vanilla circle and put that onto a kraft scalloped circle cut and embossed with Nestabilities. The rest is a strip of the same Green Tea paper on not quite navy cardstock, two strips of kraft taffeta ribbon, and three baja breeze buttons tied with hemp twine and adhered to 3/4" vanilla circles.

I'm all out of time now so I'll just say thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow for the return of the Inspiration Challenge!


dj said...

love this card!! Was so excited to find your blog--nice job!! I got some inspiration from you--thanks!! I will be adding you to the list of blogs that I follow.

Pat said...

Great card. I love the stampendous stamp.