HSS, you see, holds a very special place in my heart. Back when I first started blogging, My Cheery Cherry Blossoms card was chosen as an artist pick, which happened to be the very first challenge I ever won. That gave me SUCH a boost, I'd love an opportunity to give back.
Here's my entry:
I recently discovered (quite by accident, actually) that the negative strip left behind after cutting out a Fancy Favor Box makes a REALLY COOL border strip, and that strip in pool party is what started this card off. The background is double embossed with Vintage Wallpaper and Stripes and the patterned paper is from Attic Boutique - this paper is GORGEOUS... I'm so happy I finally cut into it!
The flowers are punched from Boho Blossoms, and hand-colored using a modified technique I picked up from Kittie over at Kittie Kraft. Her flowers look way awesomer than mine do, but I'm learning, lol!
Here's a close up of the sentiment treatment:
I first saw this curled edge technique from Ann over at Stampin' Chic - she's my hero! I ADORE her style (she also introduced me to the Color Spritzer tool, which was love at first sight, lol!) and I'm constantly inspired by her creativity!
This card is very "michey"- it's kinda sophisticated and a little bit shabby 'n vintagey. Hopefully this entry is worthy of Design Team consideration -- I'm frequently inspired by the HSS gals, and I'm super excited for the opportunity to share the love!
Most of my creations feature only Stampin Up products, here are a few of my favorites to give the judges a better idea of my style:
- A Birdie Birthday
- Simply Soft Birthday
- Black, White and Red Birthday
- Blueberries and Lace anniversary Card
DETAILS - All products are available for purchase from me at Stampin' Up