In honor of the new dotted paper and ribbons - I tried to use a lot of dots on my card. The background is cuttled with the Swiss Dots folder and I used Polka Dot Parade designer paper on the narrow panel.
In trying to keep to my New Year's Resolution to use what I already have (!) I inked up my cute owls from Papertrey's Wise Owl set - (this is the first inking although the purchase occurred MONTHS ago!!) I used the tree branch from the Out on a Limb set. I stamped the owls, masked them and then stamped the branch with Desert Sand ink by Close to My Heart as it's a light color and wouldn't obscure the sentiment.
I tried a new method on the side ribbon - I really dislike wrapping ribbon around the card and usually only add ribbon if I have a panel to wrap it on. Today I punched a hole using Stampin Up's Horizontal slot punch and put the ribbon through it and tied it on the front. I only attached the ribbon to the card on the inside so that it floats freely on the front. I like how this technique worked - it looks neat and clean.
Stamps: Wise Owl & Out on a Limb: PTI
Paper: Summer Sunrise, White, Ripe Avocado, DP: Polka Dot Parade & First Fruits Collection: PTI
Ink: True Black: PTI, Desert Sand: CTMH, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: Horizontal slot punch: SU, sponge, Eclipse Masking Tape, Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, Ripe avocado satin ribbon: PTI, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
My second card today was for a challenge on Split Coast.
I knew as soon as I saw this fun little chicken (it's a door stop)that this would be my inspiration from the wonderful Hunkydoryhome web site that Stef showed us on the Inspiration Challenge . Although when I was loading up my card - I suddenly realized it's probably a rooster with his crown and wattle - right?? Oh well - what do us city girls know anyway......
if so - this little rooster is helping wifey by sitting on the eggs for a bit so she can go out shopping for a new basket! A girls gotta shop right??
I appreciate your stopping by today - leave me a comment so I can come by and say 'hi' to you!
Stamps: Thoughtful Phrases: Verve Visual
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, river rock: SU
Ink: True Black: PTI
Accessories: word punch:SU, flower punch: Martha Stewart, distressed stripes folder, cuttlebug, oval punches: SU, lace, pearls: Crystal Stickers