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. 

Mary Alice


  1. AWESOME use of the colors -- love the two toned flowers~ Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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