You all know I thoroughly enjoy participating in the various online cardmaking challenges! There are just *so* many great ones these days that I only wish I had more time so I could do them ALL! Today, I've combined two of my favorites ~ Arielle's ColourQ Color Challenge and Jen's Sketch for You to Try!
Aren't these YUMMY colors for Valentine's week? Love them together. I don't know when the last time was that I used Blush Blossom. I do know that I've been stamping for several years and I'm still on my first package of BB cardstock.
You've probably noticed that I *love* designer papers and usually dig through my stash until I find one that will coordinate with the color scheme. I think this vintage floral is about as old as it looks. hee hee
It is called "lullaby small flowers" by daisydspaper. I've combined it with the Stampin' Up! colors stated in the challenge, although I just now noticed "white" was one of the colors. oops! Oh wait, there is white thread in my stitching, although I did distress it so you can't tell. : )
This is a unique sketch, don't you think? For my close to cocoa circle, I actually went to my kitchen cupboard and found a plastic lid the size I wanted, then I traced and cut out the circle. (I do have an old circle cutter, but it's hard for me to get the exact size I want with it.) Before I cut the circle out, I used my new favorite Stampin' Up! jumbo wheel from the Occasions Mini catalog ~ Very Vintage ~ and inked it up with close to cocoa. The edges are sponged and it's zig zag stitched all around.
This was another great opportunity to use the darling little Sweet Pea Felt Flowers. Also, I've used a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set ~ Whimsical Words and the FREE Scallop Trim Border Punch too!! FREE, I tell you! ...with any order of $50 or more during this special Stampin' Up! promotion through March 31st.
Below is a photo of how I finished off the inside of the card. I used the same floral paper and punched the scallop border and zig zag stitched it down on the blush blossom.
What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Any special plans? I've got a pot of soup on the stove and hubby and I will enjoy our evening at home watching the Olympics. I did make him a "special" card and will give it to him later with a box of his favorite pecan clusters. Yes, he's the chocolate lover in the family, not me!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Smiles,
Valentine's Quote for Today ~
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Author Unknown