Thursday, August 13, 2015

Best Thoughts.... Lovely

This is the swap card I brought to Convention with me....

I wanted to use some of our deeper, more rich colors on my swap card (I think it's because I've been using lots of bright, fun summer colors lately and needed to change it up a bit!)..... 

We start our card with a Night of Navy Card base, then added a layer of Mossy Meadow card stock, followed by a layer of Whisper White card stock.

Next, I stamped that gorgeous flower (I think it's a hydrangea) in Delightful Dijon ink.  This flower is found in the Best Thoughts Stamp Set (one of my all-time favorites in the Annual Catalog right now).

Best Thoughts Stamp Set  wood-mount  139234  $14.00
Best Thoughts Stamp Set  clear-mount  138700  $10.00

Below the flower, I added a strip of the Delightful Dijon polka-dot print from the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.

2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack  138432  $22.00

Next, I tied a Night of Navy Seam-Binding Bow around these layers, then attached them to the card.

I just love the deep, rich look of that ribbon!!

Night of Navy 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon  134571  $7.00

Finally, I stamped the word "lovely" (a perfect sentiment for many occasions, I thought!) from the Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set and die-cut it out with the new Lots of Labels Framelits.  This piece was layered on top of another Mossy Meadow piece die-cut from the same framelits.  There are 7 different sizes in this framelit pack, which makes them very versatile. 

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolyer Stamp Set  140273  $16.00

Lots of Labels Framelits  138281  $27.00  

I hope you enjoyed this card!!

And...  I hope you were Inkspired today.