Yesterday was such a beautiful day here in Northeastern Ontario that I just couldn't stay inside! I had to take advantage because who knows how much longer those days will be around. Today has turned out to be a good stamping day as it's grey and rainy so I turned to one of my fav places for inspiration, Stamping 411, and this is my interpretation of their Saturday Sketch Challenge #115.
My color choices for this card were easy, I need one for someone who like pinks and browns. My card base is Kraft card stock cut at 51/2 x 81/2" and scored at 41/4". The pink layer is Pretty in Pink card stock that I embossed using the wonderful Perfect Details Texturz Plate Die. I love theses texture plates as they add so much to your project with very little effort! *TIP* Spritz your card stock with a bit of water before running it though with the Texturz Plate, it makes the image more crisp! The main image of the card is layered on a piece of 5 x 23/4" Soft Suede card stock, the Whisper White layer measures 43/4x 21/2". To separate the top and bottom perfectly, I simply used a regular pencil and ruler and drew a soft pencil line across the middle at 11/4". Using a piece of scrap paper, I covered the top section of the card stock and randomly stamped the small butterfly image from the set Flight of the Butterfly on the bottom using Pretty in Pink ink. I then used the small flower image from the same set and stamped it randomly as well using our new Melon Mambo ink. I really like how the Pretty in Pink and the Melon Mambo look together, so I opted to use the Melon Mambo for the sentiment across the top. I used my Stamp-a-ma -jig to perfectly center the sentiment which is from the Heard from The Heart set. I finished it all off with a piece of Melon Mambo ribbon tied around the center to give it the impression of 2 separate panels, and it also covers the pencil mark. I even carried over the pattern from the front of the card to the inside by making a 5 x 33/4" panel in Whisper White and using the small butterflies and flowers again, a nice touch I think.
So there is my card for today! I hope you enjoy it and as always feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!