Monday, July 15, 2013

Express Yourself, RS72, DD61

Greetings on this marvelous Monday, Stampers! I am happy to report that my DH will be released from the hospital this morning, ahead of schedule as he is doing so well. Yay! That's enough to put me in a good mood for the rest of the day!

I created this project for two challenges, the first being the color challenge at Dynamic DuosThe colors in the retired Fan Fair DSP were perfect for this challenge. I was originally planning on using the Stippled Blossom stamp set, but the blossoms looked kind of washed out in Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand. I eventually decided on using Clay Blossoms instead, and I colored them just a bit with Pink Pirouette ink and a cotton swab. 

I was all over the layout at Retro Sketches as soon as I saw it. Flowers and doilies and buttons, oh my! You must check out the creations by Lisa who created the sketch. Fabulous and so inspiring!

OK, I know I went a little crazy with the embellishments here, but hey, why not? I thought they all looked so pretty together on my collage style vintage card! Scroll down to the supply list to see what all the little goodies are. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Express Yourself
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair (retired)
Ink Pads: Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlit
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Simply Pressed Clay and Molds, Subtles Candy Dots, Rhinestones, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Tea Lace Doilies

The Express Yourself stamp set is a hostess only exclusive set and you can earn it for free with a workshop or order totaling $150 or more! For more information about workshops and hostess benefits, contact me here.

Have an awesome day!


Margaret Jones - Lamb’s tail yarns said...

Lovely card. The clay flowers look great

Susie W. said...

Very pretty card Sandy! The combination of the layers and the embellishments just look wonderful together. I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week :)

TrishG said...

Very pretty elements! Great flowers and leaf.

Lisa Elton said...

So lovely and feminine!! Your flowers are wonderful. So happy to read your husband is doing well, always a blessing.

Love the way you've used the sketch. But I can't take the credit...Arielle draws the sketches!! She based it one of my cards, isn't she a whiz!!!

Unknown said...

Such fun elements you have added to this card. I have been wondering if I should give the clay molds a try :) Beautiful job with our colours this week! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)