Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day and were able to celebrate however and with whomever you chose! My family made me feel very special today and as soon as the festivities of Mother’s Day were over, I headed to my studio full of creative juices! I browsed challenges for inspiration and as soon as I saw the color combination from Jaydee at The Paper Players I was in love! A quick search turned up Jen M.’s great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and I was off to the races:)
I recently discovered a new stamp company and HAD to immediately order several of their stamp sets. This set called Scandinavian Prints by Neat & Tangled is like a breath of fresh air and called to me to stamp with it. It has quite a few shapes which allow you to create many, many different looks so I just pulled stamps off the sheet and started putting ink to paper with no particular plan in mind. So relaxing to stamp that way!
I used slightly different shades of the challenge colors and I love how soft and sweet they are together 🙂
And the sketch that I used showed a large sentiment across the bottom third of the card but I chose to go long and narrow instead so I could use stamps from the same set. The font is so cute paired with the stamps!
Here’s a closer look at the images. I used Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, and Spring Moss by Papertrey Ink; Soft Lilac by Altenew; and Smoky Slate by Stampin’ Up!. I also applied Wink of Stella to the flowers and the sparkle is beautiful!! I raised the focal panel (which has a subtle piercing detail around the edge) and matted it with Sweet Blush and Smoky Slate cardstock. I raised the sentiment banner as well and tucked two clear sequins in to provide just a teeny tiny bit more detail.
A card like this validates the purchase price of the MISTI every.single.time.
Here are the challenge banners I played along with today, and I think I’m sneaking in just under the wire with the FMS challenge!
Thank you for stopping by! Please let me know what you think of these stamps…aren’t they just the cutest?!?
Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: None
Ink: Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, and Spring Moss by Papertrey Ink; Soft Lilac by Altenew; and Smoky Slate by Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Scandinavian Prints by Neat & Tangled
Dies: Pierced Rectangle STAX by MFT Stamps
Embellishments: Moonstone Sequins by Simon Says Stamp