First, the announcement. I am so excited to be joining the Jacksonbelle Embellishments design team, along with some very talented ladies, both newcomers, and seasoned vets. Here's the whole line up:
Dawn Easton ~ Treasure Oiler Designs
Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph's Stampin' Stuff
Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee
Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create
Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping and Shopping
Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho
Carly Robertson ~ Paper In Bloom
Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic
And the returning designers:
Lynda Benden ~ Stamp Act
Melissa Bove ~ Keepsakes by Melissa
Jennifer Buck ~ The Buck Stamps Here
Jill Dunn ~ Ink Genious
AJ Otto ~ The Willow Garden
Heather Lee-Reppen ~ Ink On My Ear
And now, on to today's card. I made this for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge, and I couldn't decide which version I like better. So you get to see both.
The challenge was to use grass green, sky blue and piercing. You could also add some other colors if you'd like, which I obviously did. But I tried to keep the extra colors to a minimum.
For the flower, I die cut the three largest flowers from Cuttlebug's Flowers dies, stamped them with different background stamps from Lizzie Anne's In The Background, crumpled, then secured together with a button and thread (a la Dawn McVey). For the stem, I drew a light pencil line around my largest circle nestie, then pierced with Stampin' Up's paper piercer and template. Then, of course, erase the pencil line with a white eraser. The "leaves" are from an Ornare piercing template.
For the "busier" version of the card, I added more In The Background stamps to the bottom and three 1/2" pink passion circles, covered with Glossy Accents. I'd love to hear which one you like better.
Stamps- In the Background, Say It In Script (Lizzie Anne)
Paper- vanilla, sky, wasabi, chocolate, saffron, pink passion (SU!)
Ink- chocolate, pink passion, wasabi (SU)
Accessories- Parisian punch (EK Success), 1/2 inch circle punch, paper piercer and template (SU), ornare template, button, thread, CB flower dies, dimensionals, glossy accents