You know what happened yesterday??!! My order from the new Stampin’ Up catalog arrived!!! I got to pull everything out (and all the great stuff my hostess club ordered) and admire it. Then….wait for it…I had to take it to the craft room to wait for me until I return from a trip. I know. I almost cried too. But it is lovely stuff and when I get to stamp next week it will be such fun!! For today over at Freshly Made Sketches we have a sketch for you from the lovely Amy O’Neill. We all know Amy as the color queen but I have to tell you, she really is quite the enabler when it comes to certain stamp sets. When you see her card this week, you’ll understand. Good thing I already committed to the one she used!!
This card seems to be one of those that doesn’t photograph quite as pretty as it seems in person. Some cards are just like that no matter what I do for angles and lighting. I chose the Typeset Specialty DSP as my muse for this card and I love how this Black/Vanilla combination can have such a wow. I layered the striped paper onto a Basic Black base (the paper looks better against a black background than a light one due to the the page-like nature of the DSP). The I cut the oval frame using two sister ovals from the Ovals Framelits. It creates a really pretty effect! The flower is layered using 3 punches but maybe I did too good of a job lining up the designs….it is hard to see the dimension on the flower in this picture. But trust me, it is cool in person! I colored my Basic Pearls with a black Sharpie and added them for some interest. Then finally I stamped this sentiment from Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays stamp). I just loved working with Amy’s sketch and I know you will too!
The team has such a lovely variety of cards to share. And I look forward to another gallery full of inspiration! I hope that you are having a wonderful week and that you get a little time to stamp too. See you soon…thanks for dropping by!
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Stamp: Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Typeset DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals; Pansy, Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents Pack Punches