This month we have the amazing Concord and 9th as a sponsor. They're offering a $50 spend to the winner of our blog challenge entries this month. Coincidentally my card matches their logo theme. Definitely not planned.
This month's was put together by Susan Simpson and I just love the elements on it. If you're not familiar with this type of challenge it's pretty simple, you just choose a line horizontal, vertical or diagonal and make sure your card or project includes all three of the elements in your chosen row. You can also play along with us and link your own blog post to the Joy of Sets Challenge blog. The design team choose their favourite and that person is invited to join our Design Team for a month.
So for my card then I chose the left vertical line so had to use the colour green, flowers and stripes in my design . I used some Stampin' Up! DSP which fitted the remit perfectly, both in terns of the colour green, flowers and stripes. I used a little flower punch from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue to punch out some of the little flowers to position up the side of the card. I must confess that this was because I accidentally put my sticky tape on the wrong side of the green striped paper and didn't have enough to do it again. I love it though so all's well that ends well.
I used Call Me Clover ink to stamp the image and sentiment onto small pieces of Whisper White card stock using the absolutely beautiful Wonderful Moments stamp set. For the lady's hair I coloured it in using a copper Wink of Stella pen and also dotted it inside some of the flowers. It looks stunning in the right light and really adds something to the card which is otherwise quite simplistic.
I love a little off set layering and took the opportunity to back off the stamped image with a piece of striped DSP and layered everything up with dimensionals which I also used on the back of the sentiment. I really wanted my sentiment to be simple and no fuss so didn't back it off. I really love the simplicity of the card which the touches of detail don't detract from.
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