I made this card for one of my oldest and dearest friends for her birthday today. We are meeting tonight to have a picnic in the park to celebrate.
I used the Mojo Monday 301 sketch and colors from Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #53. I subbed Early Espresso for the Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green for the Wild Wasabi.
I started by using some of my brand new stamps, Chalk Talk and Simply Sketched. I love playing with new stuff and let me tell you, it feels soooo great to be creative again! I havn't had a ton of time for stamping lately, so I'm GIDDY to be at it again!
I stamped the flower from Simply Sketched onto watercolor paper with Stazon Ink. I watercolored with a blender pen, markers and ink pads. I layered it under a Chalk Talk label that I had stamped with Early Espresso ink and cut out with the coordinating Chalk Talk die. I punch the center out with my 1 3/8' circle punch and then layered an espresso piece after I punched it with the 1 1/4" circle punch. This created a little frame. I popped up the Chalk Talk frame with dimensionals and layered it over my watercolored flower after sponging it. I stamped the For You in Early Espresso Ink, punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch, sponged it and layered over a sponged 1 3/8" punched Pretty In Pink circle.
For the background, I ran a peice of Espresso Core'dination CS through the Big Shot with my Fancy Fan EF, then sanded it lightly with a sanding block. I added a chunk of pretty Gumball Green DSP and then a couple of DSP strips along the middle. An Antique Brad and some Crochet Trim finish off this pretty little number.
Stamps: Chalk Talk, Simply Sketched
Paper: Early Espresso, Print Poetry DSP, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Fancy Fan EF, Crochet Trim, Blender Pen, Circle Punches, Antique Brad, Chalk Talk Die
Thanks for taking a peek!