So I said yesterday that Blushing Bride isn't my favorite color, and then the stamping gods laughed at me and I made this:
What the WHAT, y'all. Why is Blushing Bride taking over my crafty life? Although color issues aside, I'm fairly pleased with how this turned out. It all started with the Global Design Project CASE the Designer challenge:
So, obviously I kept the gold and the stripes, but I was thinking of the diagonal striped patterns that SU! has now and the diagonal stuck in my head. Of course, that paper is all white plus color, and the Cupcake Inspirations color challenge calls for vanilla:
Now I want frosting, y'all. Anyway, in my crafty brain white and vanilla do not go together, so I had to make my own patterned paper. I kinda flipped through the SU! catalog a little bit, because that helps get me un-stuck when I have muse problems, and that's when I found the really long skinny stamp in Butterfly Basics that I used to make my stripes. I stuck my card front down on grid paper with some repositionable adhesive and kinda eyeballed the stripes. It's a photopolymer stamp set, so that very long skinny stamp kinda curves a little bit when you stick it on the block, but I decided that the imperfections were what made this a fun background so I went with it. Actually what took the longest was deciding what color to use for the sentiment; eventually I settled on Soft Suede, and I sponged a bit of it around the Very Vanilla card front for good measure. I thought about adding some more stamping to the card front, and really grunge it up, but I decided less is more.
Wow, y'all, I chatted a lot about this card. Anyway, it's time to get my rear in gear and get ready to leave tomorrow for baby shower weekend in Texas! Cheers, peeps!
Supplies, all SU!
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Greatest Greetings
Ink: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Paper: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Dimensionals