Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stippled Blossom and Vintage Thanks
I am trying my hand at another clean and simple type of card today. I say an idea, and just thought I would give it a try. I love the color combination form the Just Us Girls Challenge 172 to use lime green, white, and gray. Yes, that band is gray, but my camera and/or lighting gives everything a blue hue. (I've got to get a decent light box, and trying to make do with what I have. At least now I have a new camera, which is a good start.) I used the stamps for Stippled Blossom, and stamped first with Basic Gray, and then with the Lucky Limeade. Kind of a weird combination, but I liked the effect. I added the Basic Gray band with the eyelet edges cut with my edgelits. I then stamped Thanks from the new Vintage Verses available in the SaleABration products. I did the gray on gray and like that look, too. I added a few rhinestones to the flowers because I felt like I needed something dimensional. I am so used to layering everything on the card, that doing something clean and simple is just pushing the envelope a little for me. Glad I tried it, and it might just end up in a class one of these days, because it was so simple to make.
It was the sketch at Retro Sketches that really got my idea going. I was looking for just the right stamp set, but the one I have in mind I had loaned to a friend, but with a little digging through my garden full of posies stamp sets, I decided to give Stippled Blossoms a try, and it worked out nicely for this sketch. See what a little inspiration can do?
I hope that you are inspired by something today, and get those stamps out, too. Come back again and see what else is inspiring this week.