One of my dear friends (Hi Steph!) was having a birthday this last week (the day after my own) and I wanted to create a special card for her. So as usual, in my limited time I again turned to a sketch challenge for some inspiration...are you all getting tired of me saying that?! Anyway I used Julee's Poetic Artistry Mojo Sketch Challenge #53 and one of my new stamp sets, Eastern Blooms. By the way, I love that the new sets are die-cut! I got 4 sets (including an alphabet set) put together during one nap time!
I wanted a fall color look and I also wanted to use some Burgundy stickles that I have had for awhile and never used. So I put together my color combo of Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy, & Old Olive. Both of the main flower images were done with markers directly on the stamps. The saying came from Verve Visual's Beautiful You set. I also decided to pull out some eyelets that are apparently not very "in" anymore...Stampin' Up! only is selling the metal colors now instead of all of the colors like they did before! I still think they look nice...though I will admit I probably would have used brads instead if I had them in the same colors. Poor little eyelets!
On a side note, do you think this picture means that I vacuumed just a little bit too long? I put Adilane in the Exersaucer while I vacuumed one day. I heard her fussing a little...no all out wails...so I did a little bit more. Finally I stopped and went to check on her and this is what I found! Poor thing!!
The Engineering Details
Stamps - Eastern Blooms, Beautiful You (Verve Visual); Paper - Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Very Vanilla; Ink - Really Rust Marker, Baroque Burgundy marker, Old Olive marker; Accessories - Really Rust & Bravo Burgundy eyelets, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Burgundy Stickles, scissors, Mat Pack