This week we were challenge to use the layout on the "Save the Date" card found on page 37 in the Spring/Summer Collection. At first I thought there was no way I was going to be able to use that layout. It just didn't appeal to me at all. I had no time yesterday to stamp which was a "good thing" because my hubby cut out my new stamp set: (Always) this morning and I had a "light bulb" moment and decided to go with that set for my challenge card.
I also wanted to use some of the Purely Pomegranate & Wild Wasabi inks and card stock that I bought entire packages of and have yet to use much of it, even though I like the colors. I started with a Whisper White base and added a strip of Pomegranate stamped with the Canvas BG to give it the textured look. Then I added a strip of white stamped in Wasabi ink with the "You mean everything to me" sentiment and added some piercing to the side. I used a piece of my new Bali Breeze designer paper (aren't those flowers pretty?) and then cut a small strip of Wasabi card stock & crimped it. I then added a punched layer (Fiskars Border Punch) of Soft Sky. I stamped the large bird image (I love that bird!) in Soft Sky ink. Then I stamped the larger sentiment "Everything" in Pomegranate ink onto the bird image. I stamped a small flower in Wasabi ink cut it out and mounted it on the bird image with dimensional tape. You can't see it in the scan but the flowers on the designer paper, the small Wasabi flower and the birds eye have been dotted with a clear Spica Glitter pen that I purchased here:http://www.ellenhutson.com/servlet/Categories?category=COPIC+Corner%3AGlitter+Pens I had never tried them before but now that I have I can say that they are just "Way Cool" and add a nice sparkle to your cards.
Be sure to check out all the other great creations. There are a couple of new members to the group, Nikki Bond - Military Wife Stampin Spot and Amber Porter - Ramblings of a Sassy Stamper so be sure to WELCOME them to the group. - Good to have you aboard ladies!