I alluded yesterday to having something fun up my sleeve for Sunday. I’m super excited to announce that I was chosen to be the Guest Stamper for Sweet Sunday Sketches! Karen chose my card from SSSC179 to play along with today’s sketch. Thank you, Karen!
I needed a birthday card for a dear friend’s momma, so I set to work with this fabulous sketch and some new goodies from Papertrey Ink. (Gee, they take a long time to ship!! I wish I didn’t love them so…)
I knew right away I wanted to use my Year of Flowers: Mums dies but didn’t have a ton of time. I cut them out of Autumn Rose and some old Stampin’ Up color and clear embossed them. A few flicks of Copics really brought the flower and leaves to life. I didn’t have any patterned paper that I liked with it, so I kept the background neutral. I really love Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow together; they’re much warmer than just using black and white.
The tilted panel did give me a bit of pause because I couldn’t decide how to stamp the sentiment. I called in some reinforcements via text and made sure it would be ok to align it with the card base rather than the tilted panel, and got a resounding yes! Yay! My straight laced ways were having a hard time with it Since this is a twisted panel, I’m linking it up to the Crazy 4 Challenges #179: Twist, and also to Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes.
And the wonderful sketch…guess you can see where I got the polka dot background idea.
Make sure you bop on over to Karen’s blog, The Sweetest Thing (try getting that song out of your head now!), and see her wonderful creation! I hope you play along too. Thanks so much for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for the first peeks at the release for Lil’ Inker Designs