I hope you enjoyed your Saturday. It was very grey and gloomy here in Melbourne and the rain has now set in for the rest of the weekend.
To blow away the gloom, I have a bright and cheery CAS card for you. I've used yet more of my new goodies from the Annual Catalogue and this week's Freshly Made #94 sketch from Linda S. I spent a lovely day on Friday stamping with friends (waving Kayleen & Jess) and took this sketch along with me.
I love the simplicity of the sketch and I've taken my cues from the pretty floral print I used for the background, which is from the 'Gingham Garden' Designer Series Paper. The flower was created by wetting and scrunching up layers cut with the new Pansy punch. This gives a nice sized flower without being too big. The centre uses layers cut with the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch. I stamped the 'Gingham' Wheel (which I have unmounted and put onto Clear Mount Cling Foam) with Pear Pizzazz and cut out the leaves.
On the left of the sentiment are the fabulous new self adhesive 'Candy Dots', which give you the look of brads, but without having to pierce the card stock. I love this idea, as I always agonise over getting them in the right position. You can add them to a brad base as well, for the traditional brad usage. Such a clever idea and even better, they come in all colours of the 4 colour groups.
The sentiment comes from the 'Sassy Salutations' stamp set. I took the opportunity to snap this set up at a 25% discount to the normal price - what a bargain! You can also choose from the 'Petite Pairs' and 'Sweet Essentials' stamp sets at a 25% discount in the same promotion. Check out the details here.
I kept the inside simple, adding a flower from the 'Flower Shop' stamp set, which is cut out with the Pansy punch. I added a bit of Dazzling Details to the centre for some sparkle.
|Stamps||Sassy Salutations (132070 W, 126707 C), Flower Shop (130939 W, 130942 C)|
|Card stock & Papers||Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black|
|Accessories||Candy Dots - Brights (130931) and Regals (130932), White brad (not SU)|
|Tools||Pansy punch (130698), 7/8" Scallop Circle punch (129404), Finishing Touches Edgelits, Birds & Blooms Flower Pieces Sizzlit (retired), Big Shot, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Dazzling Details, Glue Dots|
Thanks for looking!