I tried a few things and just wasn't getting anywhere and then I spied a picture of the Painted with Love designer paper in the Occasions Catalog. I don't own it--really trying to cut down on my paper buyign--but it is gorgeous! When I saw the paper, something just clicked! So I pulled out my stamp pads, acrylic blocks and some abstract stamp images and made this:
Which turned into this:
I made my own designer paper and it was so much fun! I started with some Blushing Bride ink on a small acrylic block stamping it in a loose checkerboard pattern on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Next I added the abstract swoosh from Work of Art in Sweet Sugarplum. Next was an element in Flirty Flamingo from the Timeless Textures stamp set. A step back to look at it and it still needed some more layers....so I kept going. I added another image from Timeless Textures in Powder Pink ink and some random tiny splotches, also from Timeless Textures, in Fresh Fig. That seemed pretty good but to really make it special, I added a swirly stamp--you guessed it from Timeless Textures--that I heat embossed in gold.
You can better see all the stamped images in this close-up and also see the little bit of gold thread added behind the die-cut sentiment. Love that I was able to fill a whole sheet of cardstock because now I can make at least 4 more card fronts from it! Woohoo! I had a little strip of the my stamped cardstock left over which I used to trim the inside panel of the card. I can't show it to you though because that would give away the name of the recipient! Shhhhhh.
Be sure to check out the work of my fabulous teammates at The Paper Players and come join us before the challenge ends on Friday, February 9th at Noon PST. Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team
Y'all seemed to enjoy last week's photo of our daughter playing volleyball so I thought I would share again...two pix from last weekend's tournament in Tampa:
And this is one of her teammates but I just love the shot and the intensity of Cate's stare--I think I would be intimidated looking at that from across the net!
Love these girls and their moxie!