My friends, it has been ages since I've played along with a challenge out there in blog-land. Summer always throws me for a loop, with its lack of routine, kiddos underfoot, and days that are too hot to spend in my craft room. But even more than that, I've just been in a little bit of a slump that I hope to break out of soon.
After two weeks away from home (and my stamps), I was definitely itching to spend some time putting ink to paper. A glance at current challenges in my blog reader brought me to this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, which is a color combo. Just what I needed to get started. :)
I interpreted the colors as Kraft, Pool Party, So Saffron, and Not Quite Navy. Using images from Paper Smooches Reflections set, I stamped leaves along the side and bottom of a kraft card base, then gave it a little bit of texture with an impression plate.
I stamped another aqua branch onto a strip of kraft cardstock, added a sentiment, and scored two lines along the top before adhering it to the base. I added the rest of the sentiment just below the strip.
Finally, I stamped and fussy cut the flowers and popped them up with foam tape, then added a few clear gems.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Kraft), WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Reflections, Sentiment Sampler)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, So Saffron)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), Martha Stewart Crafts (scoring board)
Accessories: Queen & Co. (rhinestones)
I hope you've had a great weekend! I'm trying to ease my way back into life post-vacation, but the mountains of laundry will probably have to be addressed this week. :)
Thanks for stopping by!