Monday, August 27, 2012

Back with Sunday Stamps

It's been much too long since I last posted. I've been super busy with this new house. Setting everything up has definitely been much more work than I or my husband ever expected! Why didn't anyone warn us??? lol! But it's all good. We're settling in and the kids are loving it. My daughter met some girls on our new street that are her age and she was pretty excited when they asked her to play scooters right away. It was everything I'd hoped for :)

Today I'm back with the Sunday Stamps Challenge. We took a two-week summer break, but now we're back with a gorgeous sketch from Hayley Kew:

I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to take this sketch in. The more I thought about it, the more I thought that the In Color Ruffled Ribbon wold look good layered. So I came up with this:

Tips & Tricks:

*I embossed the Whisper White Background with the Floral Bouquet Embossing Folder. I love how delicate the little flowers look without taking over the card.
*I felt so bad leaving Island Indigo and Pool Party out of this card ~ I had a really hard time deciding which of the five In Colors to use! But I love how this turned out. Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral look so fresh together.
*How can you not love the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and coordinating Framelits? They make creating fun greeting for your card so easy!
*Rhinestones to the rescue again! My blooms from Betsy's Blossoms looked a little plain. Something was missing. So I added some rhinestones and voila! Problem solved ;)

Hope you're still hanging in there with me with my lack of posts. As of today, my studio is functional (see my Facebook Page and don't forget to 'like' it :) ), I should be a bit more productive ;) 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Calypso Coral/Wisteria Wonder/Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Adhesive Jewels - Rhinestones, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Floral Bouquet Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals


Hayley Kew said...

Love your take on the sketch Monica and I am a huge fan of your colour choices :) I am going to have to store this design away for a rainy day!

Joan said...

I love your layers of ribbon! They worked perfectly for this sketch. Glad your daughter is making new friends.