Sunday, July 21, 2013

Birthday Basics & Little Leaves, FMS95

Stampers, do you ever have a little paper scrap of something that you think you might use again but you don't know how? And then that little scrap sits around for days, weeks, months or maybe years? I know you do! Read on if you want to hear the evolution of today's project.

My inspiration was the awesome sketch by Narelle this week at Freshly Made Sketches. I thought it was an awesome layout to combine some coordinating patterns of DSP. Usually I'll start my card from the inside out, meaning I'll create the focal piece first and then add layers behind it. This time, it was all about the layers and then I was left to figure out what to do for the last layer on top.

Tried as I might, I couldn't come up with a stamped image that I liked. Then, as I spilled out my bag of Very Vanilla scraps, out fell this little square of card stock that was leftover when I die cut with my Little Leaves Sizzlit. Perfect, don't you think? All that was left to do was stamp a simple sentiment. I love when that happens!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Embellished Events
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Rich Razzleberry
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics
Ink Pads: Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Stitched Satin Ribbon

Have an awesome day and an even better week!

Inky hugs!


LeAnne said...

Just lovely, interesting color combo. I love ALL those Birthday Basics papers, but that plaid scared me a little. I think you have helped allay my fears, I might actually use it!

Unknown said...

I really like your card. I would never have thought of that great color combo and thanks for reminding me about my Little Leaves Sizzlit.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Sandy this is beautiful!!! I really love the combination of colours you've chosen and your little leaves negative looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Amy O said...

I always forget about that little die! I love how you made it the focal image. Pretty card, Sandy!

Jen Brum said...

What a sweet thank you card Sandy! Love the layers and combinations of paper! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

I love when the stars align and everything works! This is sweet!