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!