Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Awash with Flowers Birthday




















Hi Everyone!


Today's card is my take on the Saturday Sketch Challenge over at Stamping 411. It's also my first sample using the Sneak Peek set - Awash with Flowers. This set is available for the month of April only and then not again until the new catalogue is released this summer! I love getting things early, don't you?! So don't wait, get your set today! All details are on my Stampin' Up website HERE.


Now, about the card. I started with Whisper White card stock for the base and sponged around the edges with So Saffron classic ink. The designer series paper for the first layer is from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack. This is a great assortment of patterned 12x12 papers, perfect for your scrapbooks or for on your cards. It's only available until the end of April so order one soon so you don't miss out. My focal point is stamped on Whisper White and off set mounted on a piece of Cameo Coral card stock. I sponged around the edges of both with the Cameo Coral Ink. I also used the paper piercing tool with the mat pack to add some interest to the corners of the main image. The greeting is from the Well Scripted stamp set, inked in Tempting Turquoise, stamped on Whisper White card stock and then punched out using the Scallop Oval punch. I mounted the greeting on a piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock that I punched out using the Wide Oval punch and then adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The ribbon is 1/4" grosgrain in Turquoise and attached to the card using our Sticky Strip. The final element on my card is the perfectly matching button. I made this button! It's really very easy and a great way to have that extra little something for your project. To make the button, use the 1" circle punch and punch out 5 circles in the color card stock of your choice. Next, glue all the circles, one on top of each other, using our 2-way glue pen. Once the button has dried, punch 2 holes in the middle using the smallest punch on the Crop-a-dile. Thread a piece of Hemp Twine through the holes and knot. See! Easy as pie! Now you will always have buttons to match any project you're working on.

So that's 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!



Until then...


Happy Stampin'


9 comments:

gbarron56 said...

wow -- what a fresh and fun color combination -- Great job with this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

Robin Merriman said...

Love how those flowers pop with the colors you used! Nice job this week - thanks for playing with the 411!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty!! Love this stamp set and you did great with it!! Thanks for playing!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you've used.

Anonymous said...

That set is so pretty with this week's sketch! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Connie Babbert said...

That set is so pretty with this week's sketch! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very pretty color combo and fun folwers.

Kerin said...

Thanks so much for sharing the cool button making trick!! This card is so pretty, I love it!

Susan said...

what an inspiration of colors; thanks for sharing another idea