Monday, August 3

Whimsy Challenge: a card for fun

Sorry for the late post folks! I don't have a Whimsy sample to share this week, but there is still a challenge going on over at the Whimsy Stamps Challenges blog. This week, the theme is "Friendships". Remember that you may use any image you like, but a Whimsy image will get you TWO entries!

I do have a card to share, but I did this one only for fun. I went to Joann's yesterday - WOW! They had a mega-clearance going on, probably to clear out inventory to make room for the new CHA releases. I saved nearly as much as I spent, and got some fabby deals! I got a couple of embossing folders for a buck and some much-needed inkpads and other stamping supplies for half-off. Needless to say, I couldn't wait to play with some of my new stuff, so here's what I created yesterday afternoon.

I started with a sketch (surpise, surprise!) from last week's sketch challenge at The Pink Elephant. I didn't finish in time to enter it, but I really like the sketch and wanted to use it for this card. The only stamp used on this card was "Worn Music" from Unity. I stamped the green background, then also stamped the die-cut flowers and vines with the same stamp. I have gobs and gobs of scraps to use up, but the cardstock and green dp looked so plain and naked that I had to dress them up a bit. The flower die cut is actually 6 of the same flower layered to create a whole different look. I finished the flower with a bead cap and brad before matting it and tucking in the flourish.

Since I was trying to use up scraps, I decorated the inside, too. Simple, but I like it. I had a couple of extra vines left over, so I tucked one behind the yellow background and let just the curly flourish peak out around the edges. I debated about whether to stamp on it like I did the front. What do you think: Should I have stamped the flourish inside, or is it fine as is?

supplies ~ cardstock: stash, dsp: Hot Off The Press "Citrus", stamp: Unity "Worn Music"

Thanks for coming by, and have a great day!

2 paper smiles:

Rach said...

a fabulous card. love how you have the swirls curled aroung the page. great colours.
Thank you for entering my blog candy. good luck. hugs rachxx

Lana said...

Great card Cheri and don't you just love a bargain ;0)
Lana x

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