The Olympics are officially kicking my butt!!!! I am staying up WAY too late because I need to watch as much as I can!!!! It's so exhilirating to watch the athletes compete. It's also exhausting because my boss doesn't consider "the Olympic viewing hangover" a valid excuse for coming in late to work. So, when my alarm goes off in the morning, I swear that I am not going to stay up that late again that night. But, I do!!!! It's just a vicious cycle!!!
The "Olympic Viewing Hangover" has also affected the stamping mojo. Gasp! Of course, Selene gives us a doozy of a sketch this week too! Oh boy!!!!
So, here's what I came up with.........be nice.......I tried my best!
One of my co-workers and her boyfriend got engaged on Wednesday. We were jumping up and down when she showed me her ring (it's stunning) that morning. Of course, we've been talking wedding plans, dresses, name changes, etc...... Needless to say, I've got weddings on the brain. So, a wedding card seemed appropriate for this week!!!
Let's start talking about the card.....
The base card is Apricot Appeal.
My focal image is stamped on Whisper White cardstock. I used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. I stamped the rose with Regal Rose ink. I then burnished the color onto the inside of the rose using Pretty in Pink ink and a sponge dauber. I then masked off the rose (I stamped the rose image onto a piece of printer paper and cut it out. Adhere this onto the rose on my focal image using Dotto) prior to stamping the other flowers. The other flowers are stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink and burnished with Apricot Appeal ink.
I grabbed my Color Spritzer Tool and my Basic Black marker and added some spatter to the focal image.
I sponged the edges with Regal Rose ink and distressed the edges lightly with my Cutter Tool.
Now, onto the ribbon......which is the challenging part of the sketch.
I punched holes in the focal image using my Crop-o-dile. I threaded some Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon through the holes and taped to the back of the cardstock. I added a white half pearl between each of the "stitches".
The focal image is matted on a 1/8" larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.
The sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Wishes) is stamped on a 3/4" x 2" strip of Pretty in Pink cardstock using Basic Black ink. I used my Photo Corner Punch to create the banner edge. I also distressed the edges before adding to my card.
The finishing touch is a small Filigree brad with a small white halfback pearl adhered to the center.
Whew! This one was a toughie!!! I hope you like it......if you do, please leave a comment. I could really use the love this week. LOL!!!!
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Until next time.....Happy Stamping everyone!!
stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
paper: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black
accessories: Filigree Brads, Pretties Kit, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Basic Black Marker, Color Spritzer Tool