Then, it was on to Jo Ann's to get ribbon for my card. I wouldn't have spent nearly as much time in there if it had been as cold as the restaurant. And, that would have probably been good. Have you ever noticed that no matter how much ribbon you have, you never have the right shade or the width you want or whatever. Of course, when I got in Jo Ann's I went wild in the button section and purchased several and I'm using one on this card. I just love pretty buttons.
I'm using a stamp set/die cut from Heartfelt Inspiration for my Fuchsia image. I absolutely love it. I colored it with Copics and added pearls to the swirls. For my strip behind the image, instead of patterned paper, I used VersaMark and embossed the Fuchsia image to make my design. I stamped the single Fuchsia twice, cut with the matching die cut and popped with pop dots. Added my sentiment, ribbon, and button.
To make this card, I used inspiration from the Guest Designer's card at Case Study-CSC30. It was such an elegant card and I had so much fun making my version. I tried to keep her sketch as closely as possible with the image I used. The card is made by Julie Tilman:
I'm entering my card into Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Use Flowers
LOTV's Challenge Blog #87-Say It With Flowers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best #50-Pearls
Paper Pretties -PWC144-Ribbon
My card will fit the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge this week to use bling.
I'm also entering my card into the QFTD51 challenge on Splitcoaststampers to honor Jill aka Quillister. I see she has a card in her gallery that is really similar to this so it would be a perfect case for her card. How lucky can I be?
I'm going out of town and have no time to do another card until next week.
Stamp: Heartfelt Creations Exotic Fuchsia precut set, Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree for sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin'Up Choclate Chip
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede, K&CO dp (unknown name)
Accessories: Heartfelt Creation Springtime Medley die cut (matches the single fuchsia stamped for my card), Martha Stewart French Scroll punch, Kaiser pearls