Today’s card is for The Paper Players Color Challenge this week using the colors Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. This card just warms my heart :). I love the simplicity of the design and the feeling it evokes. This is a sneak peek of a wonderful new stamp set called “Strength & Hope”. Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 for each purchase of this stamp set to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). It will be available for purchase starting on May 1 throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog period.
Don’t you LOVE this rose! Oh my goodness! I’ve been seeing this rose created throughout blogland and decided to try one myself. Here’s a link to the tutorial I followed. It’s made using the 2-Step Owl Punch! I love finding different ways to use our punches – makes them even more worth the purchase!
The finishing touch to the rose is a few spritzes of my Champage Mist shimmer paint spray that I mixed up last weekend. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but I used the Very Vintage Stampin’ Around Wheel on the base of my cardstock with VersaMark to give it a very, very subtle background. In person it’s beautiful.
And today I was having a “good bow day” as opposed to a good hair day. Somehow, my bow came together on the first try – no tips or tricks to this bow – just a good old normal bow and I got lucky with it today! Thanks for stopping by today!
|Stamp Sets||Strength & Hope|
|Ink||Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, VersaMark|
|Paper||Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride|
|Accessories||Two-Step Owl Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Early Espresso 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls Jewels, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamping Sponges, Quilling Tool (non-SU!)|