Wow! Yesterday’s Blog Candy Giveaway generated a lot of excitement, huh? I asked you to share the ONE THING you love most about spring – and you responded. If you missed the post, you still have time to leave a comment (check it out here).
With this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to inspire the layout, today’s card uses Petal Potpourri (that’s twice in a a week!) and Project Life Remember This to create a bright and cheery reminder that life is really great. Here’s my card:
And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my project:
- Petal Potpourri Background. Maybe I’m a little “late to the party” when it comes to Petal Potpourri. I’ve really not been excited to pick it up since the new catalog came about, but now I can’t seem to put it down. 🙂 In my project on Thursday, I used the lacy image from Petal Potpourri to create a fun background (see that project here). I filmed a little video about background to share with you (coming up this week), and this background piece was the “throwaway” from the video. I was so pleased with this piece that I kept it to use – and this sketch gave me a great reason to use it. Thank you, Freshly Made Sketches!
- Shapes. I had a BRILLIANT idea to surround the sentiment with the a cropped piece of cardstock from the Flower Medallion punch – it’s the punch that coordinates with the flower stamp shown above. Silly me, the idea wasn’t as brilliant as I hoped it would be. Why? The punched edges from the Flower Medallion clashed way too much the shapes of the flowers on the paper underneath. A variety of circle punches allowed for the punch to transition smoothly into the busy background.
- Color Combination. How crisp and rich is this color combination of Melon Mambo and Night of Navy? The deep blue matures the “girly” background quite a bit, don’t you think? If you like this combination, too, please feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Petal Potpourri, Project Life Remember This Papers: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Inks: Melon Mambo Accessories: 2″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punhc, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Neutrals Candy Dots (Whisper White), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Blog Candy Giveaway. There’s still time to leave a comment on my Blog Candy Giveaway post. If you missed it, check it out here. Here’s what one winner will receive in the mail from me: