Hello friends. Do you find inspiration in places other than Pinterest? I do! One of our local markets has a giftware section where they sell lots of fancy paper plates and napkins, and every once in awhile I splurge if I see some that really catch my eye. Like this package of napkins:
Aren't the Fall colors absolutely gorgeous??!! Had to have them and they sat right in front of me as I thought about what I wanted to do for this weeks Make it Monday challenge, where Ashley has a great video on masking your sentiments and then building your card around it. I had a great time using the Simple Sunflower, Beautiful Blooms, and Daydreamer stamp sets. Take a look:
I stamped my frame from Just A Little Something on a post it note, and then cut it out and placed it in the center of my cream colored cardstock base. Next I stamped and used my Aqua Painter with Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Classic Kraft, & Old Olive inks. After removing my post it note mask, I stamped the frame again in Soft Suede ink, and also added the birthday sentiment from Friendly Flowers. I had some ink on my fingers and accidentally smudged the lower right portion of my frame, so another cut out and popped up sunflower seemed like a good "fix"! :0)
If you'd like to check out Ashley's video and beautiful cards, and play along, you can find all the info you need over on Nichole's blog right HERE.
I'd love to invite you to stop back tomorrow to my blog and Birgit's (Crafting While I Wait) blog, and check out our 2nd little mini challenge. We both adore Melissa Phillips cards, and decided to challenge ourselves to come up with a couple of cards in her style. Melissa uses lots of layers and details, details, details, so it was definitely a challenge for both Birgit and I, but definitely a fun challenge too! If any of you would like to play along with us, just leave us a link in the comment section tomorrow to your card...we'd love some company!! :0)
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)