Hello there and Happy Wednesday to you! I feel like I have been MIA from my blog for a wee bit too long. Lots going on here but ALL good things, so that is a bonus. Just trying to catch up this week. I am SO excited to share with you that I was invited, by my sweet friend, Lesley Croghan, to be a Featured Designer for her new challenge blog:
I love the concept of "clean" cards and didn't truly realize how MUCH until I created my card for this challenge.
So what does FMS mean by a "clean card"? According to Lesley: "We are looking for clean-lined creations but unlike Clean and Simple challenges, we encourage lots of detail and embellishments as long as they maintain a "clean" look to your card."So, here is my interpretation of this fabulous sketch. Although I centered the main panel on the card, because it seemed to fit better within the lines of the plaid DSP and ribbon. This card also marks the return of my infatuation (read as obsession) with the Button Buddies stamp set. :) I paired it up with some punched flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and some Bitty Buttons for dimension. It's an "itty bitty bouquet" of cuteness! I also really love the Domestic Goddess DSP that I ripped into for the first time with this card. Totally makes me a fan of Calypso Coral! (Which is a good thing because we weren't really getting along up until now, lol!)
Although tough to see in the main photo, this card has a lot of dimension to it. Each layer is built up with some Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished it off with some Basic Pearls and a ruffled bow. The sentiment is simple and can be used for a variety of occasions.
Please stop by Freshly Made Sketches to see what all of the excitement is about. Their Design Team pretty much ROCKS the house and I know they have created some wonderful "eye-candy" for inspiration. (Hugs, ladies!!) Hope you have a chance to play along this week, too!
Have a HAPPY day! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Button Buddies (awwww, yeah!!) and Friendly Phrases
Paper: Domestic Goddess DSP, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Calypso Coral Classic ink (unwrapped it for the first time today)
Accessories: Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker, 1- 1/4" Circle punch, 1- 3/8" Circle punch, Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Basic Pearls and lots of Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU: circle and scallop circle die cuts