Tricia Traxler is our Guest Designer this week, and her challenge for us is to Get Inspired!
Now, I am not one to make New Year's Resolutions. So, this challenge had me stumped at first. But, after commiserating with a friend recently, it occurred to me that I am a fairly excitable, passionate, all-or-nothing, Katy bar the door, kind of person. So, it might do me good to learn to temper some of that emotion. If I was a resolution maker, "Just Breathe" would be the perfect resolution for me. ;~)
For this card, I used Flourishes' Classic Kraft Cardstock for the card base and one of the oval layers. The beautiful floral image is from Flourishes' Autumn Blossoms stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copics, and used a Spica pen, in Lipstick, for the centers of the dark purple daisies. I used Flourishes' Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval die set to die cut the floral image, and matted it with a Spellbinders die cut. The vertical text and b&w rope design strips are some very old decorative tapes. I made the pins that are in the bow. The sentiment is from the Ferns and Fiddles stamp set. It was stamped with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with a tan ep. Since I can't hardly make a card without sparkle, I added a few red sequins to finish it off.Victorial Oval die cut, which I stamped with one of the ferns from the Ferns and Fiddles stamp set, in Memento Desert Sand ink. In between the layers, I tucked a few die cut flourishes. My daughter thinks the inside looks like a mirror--knowing her, a Snow White mirror! :-)
So, what's your resolution? Get creative with it, and play along! You don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.
Check out the rest of the DT, and this week's Guest Designer, Tricia Traxler, to see what their resolutions are, and be sure to leave a little blog love, too! :)
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea...that's me!
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Katie Sims
- Tricia Traxler, Guest Hostess
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!