***Pre-posted since we are in Lake Placid, NY right now!
Ok, I'll admit it! I really struggled with this week's Stamping 411 Sketch! I tried 3 times to make this card what I had in my head and nothing was working out! That may have had something to do with all the distraction of having to leave a day early for our trip, but STILL! You'd think I could keep it simple!
Oh, well, I've said it before, Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug!
Here's my card - you be the judge!
Now, don't be distracted by the cute little cupcake stand - even though it is adorable! I did that on purpose to make you think the card is cuter than it is! :) I actually DO love the flower on the card, so there, that is something!
Here's the sketch we had to work with:
Seems simple enough, right?!
Anyway, I kept it pretty simple, just using Basic Black, Whisper White and the valentine's dsp from the Occasions Mini. I made the flower with the new Fun Flowers die - love that thing! and crumpled up the flowers and sponged them with Pink Pirouette ink before putting them all together with a Jumbo Brad.
The center was stamped with the XOXO stamp set with Real Red Craft Ink and embossed in clear ep. I punched it out and added it to a circle of Red Glimmer Paper, adding a Rhinestone Jewel to the "o".
More Rhinestones are on the Blushing Bride Twill Ribbon that runs alongside the Polka Dot embossing that I did with my Big Shot.
Ok, the more I write about it, the more I like it. But I'd still love to hear what you think!
Be sure to leave me a comment and then go visit the Stamping 411 Blog and see what the other Operators came up with! I know they will inspire you!