I finally had time to work on a challenge! Actually, I didn't have much time to spare; but one of my goals for 2015 is to take a few steps away from work each day and do something for myself. Those of you who run your own business most likely understand how difficult that can be to achieve!
For this challenge, I created a quick card using a new stack I picked up while out shopping with my Mom. DCWV's Songbird stack. Here is a picture of it:
I'm still not brave enough to go for the round card. I made a square card and used paper from DCWV's La Creme matstack and heat embossed a "thank you" stamp from Fiskars. The branch is a Sizzix die and the circles are Spellbinders dies.
I used paper from my Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit, Lawn Fawn's "Daphne's Closet". The "Moochas Gracias" stamp is from the "Farm Fun" collection at Jillibean Soup - I stamped with Versafine, heat embossed it and then colored with Smooch pink to add a little sparkle.
It was so relaxing to finally have a chance to get creative in my office today. I loved this sketch from Operation Write Home and it was a great excuse to put away the Christmas papers and pull out some Valentine's Day stacks.
Here is the sketch:
And here is my card. As you can see, I turned the sketch. I used paper and a sentiment from Making Memories J'te Adore collection, a heart embossing folder and some red/white polka dot washi tape.
Here is my submission. I used paper scraps from the DCWV Autumn Medley Mat Stack and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I heat-embossed the sentiment with bronze embossing powder from Inkadinkadoo. The flowers and pearls are both from Recollections.
Along with following the sketch, another requirement is to use DCWV paper. The paper I used is from the Autumn Medley Matstack. I totally copied the example on their blog and used paper from an old book to make the center flower (except I inked the edges with some Tim Holtz brown distress ink). Initially, I added a couple leaves like they have on the sketch; however, they took too much away from the pretty paper so I removed them. Happy fall!