Hi and Welcome Back! First I wanted to say I am sorry for "missing in action" lately. I haven't been posting, commenting, and creating as much as I would like lately. We have a new addition to the family - one very energetic Akita! I have been spending lots of time with her - establishing the ground rules, protecting my furniture, and having fun! Here is a photo of her - oh yeah, that is a rock in her mouth. Nothing is off limits to her curiosity.
That said, I have been missing my crafty time. When I saw this is Laurie Schmidlin's last week as muse/guest designer at CASE Study I knew I had to play along. I love her designs and attention to detail. I knew this would be the perfect vacation for my mind - if only a short one.
This beautiful card she created is just a dream - that crisp embossed background, the pretty pastels, the flowers and doily - all such a feast for the eyes. I tried to pick up on all my favorite details and still make it "mine". Because of the romantic feel I thought I'd make mine a wedding congratulations card.
I embossed the pink background and ran a white inkpad across it to bring out more of the embossing. I made the flower in the bottom right corner by simply folding circle cut paper and piecing them together. I double cut the butterfly to give it more dimension. The pretty ribbon I used was given to me by my sweet friend JJ Bolton from the Ribbon Girls. If we could only talk JJ into jumping back into the ribbon business I think we'd all be so much happier!! Here's a few close up's...
Thanks for having a look! I appreciate your kindness and understanding!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5 x 7"
Stamp: Serendipity And they Lived 1009E
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush Sweet Bouquet Paper, Basic Grey Kissing Booth Collection "Kissing 101", Papertrey Ink Paper Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Cream
Die Cuts: Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily, Spellbinders Butterflies Two
Corner Rounder: Crop A Dile 3/8'
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Studio G White Pigment Ink
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Damask Decor
Roses: Ribbon Reel, Pearl Spray: Hobby Lobby, Flower Center Bazzill Buttons
Extras Gems, Ribbon JJ Bolton Ribbon Girls