Welcome to the Thursday Challenge at Create with Connie & Mary! It's a sketch challenge this week and my card went in a completely different direction than what I had in mind...but I like the end result, I think! Here is our sketch:
It's a great one for featuring horizontal stamps and I just had to use one of my favorite retiring SU sets:
I sure am going to miss Eastern Blooms with its lovely stylized cherry blossom branch. I had an anniversary card in mind with these colors and thought that a gold embossed branch would be lovely:
First, I stamped a piece of Baja Breeze in the same color ink with the En Francais background stamp. The cherry blossom branch was stamped in Versamark ink, sprinkled with gold stampin' emboss powder and heat set. Of course it needed
a boatload of..ahem....just a few pearls. :-)
I added some scrunchy Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon to the bottom edge with some sticky strip tape. The Tiny Tag was stamped in Baja Breeze and Soft Suede and pinned to the ribbon with a tiny Vintage Trinket safety pin. You can also see that I did a little bit of background stamping with some Soft Suede cherry blossoms directly onto the Elegant Soiree designer paper.
You can probably see the background stamping better here behind the trio of sweet little flowers. The flowers were punched from Brushed Gold cardstock with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and topped with a big fat pearl on each!
With a dark card base, of course the inside needs to be finished. Cherry blossoms were inked in Baja Breeze and stamped off once before stamping onto Very Vanilla cardstock. A scrap piece of Elegant Soiree designer paper and a Soft Suede sentiment from A Word for You were the finishing touch! In case you are wondering, the Very Vanilla insert measures: 3 3/4" x 4 3/4".
I hope you've enjoyed my card today...I'd love to hear what you think or answer any questions you might have. Be sure to pop on over to Create with Connie & Mary to see what the rest of the design team has in store for you!
stamps: eastern blooms, a word for you, en francais, tiny tags
ink: baja breeze, soft suede
paper: soft suede, very vanilla, baja breeze CS; elegant soiree DSPxtras: basic pearls; gold stampin' emboss powder; itty bitty punch pack; very vanilla seam binding ribbon; vintage trinkets; jewelry punch