I'm back!!! Actually we got back a couple of days ago, but I've been so busy settling back in (and doing mounds of washing) that I didn't get a chance to get inky until last night! The exciting thing is that my brand new Flourishes stamps were waiting for me when I got home - so of course I had to use them straight away!!! So I made this last night and then called my dear friend Chris who is celebrating her birthday (and giving away Blog Candy)!!!
I was inspired by this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge and I know I was supposed to make this a long card - but it just wanted to be a square card!!! LOL!! I started with a base of Old Olive and layered with white and more Old Olive (embossed with Swiss Dots EF). Next I added a piece of Windsor Knot DSP and added a horizontal strip of white that I'd punched one side of with my Arch Lattice border punch. I added some more Old Olive over the top and finished with some 1" white satin ribbon and bow made with my Bow Easy! (SIGH - I love my bow easy!!! :) ) The main panel was stamped using the brand new release from Flourishes called Cottage Home - isn't it gorgeous!! I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white and then coloured it using markers and a blender pen and then lightly sponged the sky. I cut it out using Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and then popped it up on foam tape.
Stamps - Cottage Home (Flourishes)
Paper - Old Olive, White, Windsor Knot DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch, Swiss Dots EF, Blender Pen, Markers, Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilties, 1" White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape.
That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!! :)