The colors that Arielle chose for this week's Colour Q Challenge are simply delicious! Or is it the yummy box of bon bons for inspiration that make me think that? Oh my, what I wouldn't give for a box of those right now!
Believe it or not, this may be my first ever round card. I'm really enjoying have the Cricut to cut these larger shapes. For the base of this card, which is a 5-1/4" scalloped circle, I used early espresso cardstock and the Sweet Treats cartridge. The flower design cut from kraft cardstock was actually a selection mistake when I was trying to cut out a 5" circle. It layered onto the scalloped background, so I used it anyway.
The kraft cardstock was stamped with the fine lace background and kraft ink and the edges were sponged with Versafine Vintage Sepia...my favorite distressing ink pad. The white center panel is a 2-3/4" square that I rolled with the Baby Tees jumbo wheel from Stampin' Up! I had forgotten I had this wheel and this is the first time I've inked it up. Have you ever done that? I mean, forgot you bought something? Sheesh!
I rolled the little baby tee onto pink pirouette cardstock using early espresso ink and cut it out to layer onto the white piece. Once I finished tying on the gingham ribbon and brown/white bakers twine, I attached that piece to the circle and then the pink felt flower and leaves. Hmmm... the pink pirouette didn't quite "go" with the other pinks! So, I restamped the onsie onto pretty in pink cardstock and layered it right over top the pink pirouette. I thought it looked better and gave the onsie a little more dimension. This may be a color challenge "foul". ;)
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Now, I don't want to forget to show you the awesome MoJo Monday sketch that was my inspiration for the round card. . .
Today has been a great day! I got several things accomplished around the house and had time to stamp and repair a few cards too. Why was I "repairing" cards? Well, a couple nights ago, I was having a glass of wine while blog surfing and when I reached across the desk, I knocked my wine glass over right beside a stack of my recent card creations!! Dang!! (although I said another word at the time!) I was so mad at myself and have officially banned wine from my stamp room! Thankfully, I only ruined one card entirely and the others I was able to salvage with new cardstock. : / And for you curious minds, that are wondering... it was a glass of one of my favorite wines (Moscato D'Italia - a sweet white wine) and I had only taken a couple sips! ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!
Quote for Today ~
A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it. ~ Frank A. Clark