Just a quickie post not a quickie card! LOL This card seemed to take me forever!! I like how it finally turned out but the several others that are now in the trash can had me feeling like I'd completely lost my Mojo!
I really wanted to join the ColourQ challenge this week using my new Guidelines Two Stamp Set. Funny thing about wish lists. I have had a PTI wishlist since I placed my first order with them in 2010. That stamp set has almost always been on my wishlist. When they announced it was going to the Vault I knew I better grab it!! Now I have it.... gulp! LOL I have wrestled with it until I gave up! Instead I used Background Basics: Morocco Stamp Set and it was just a little better - It MUST be me! What I think saved me with this card was the addition to the velum sheet over the entire card. : ) It is a Vellum sheet from the SaleABration catty from Stampin Up. I love that it makes my vase look like it is textured.
I stamped my Morocco image to imitate the inspiration photo in shades of Island indigo and Tempting Turquoise from SU on a separate strip. I added two thin layers of Gray paper and glued it to my card base. I stamped my floral sprig right on to the card base and then sprayed some Tempting Turquoise ink using my stamp pad and a toothbrush : ) I also added some "flowers" from the Pedal Pusher Stamp Set. Next I cut a vase from Mega Gracious Vases Die and attached it to my card. Then I placed my Vellum over the entire face adhering it snugly to the inside of my card. I covered the vellum "salvages" with a panel on the inside of the card to keep everything tidy and snug. At last I stamped the sentiment on the top of the Vellum using Island Indigo Ink. Whew! I lied I guess this isn't a quickie post either! LOL
I'm kind of in a rush because we are gearing up for a big neckStyles™ sale on my Etsy shop!! There will be some very low prices on some amazingly pretty scarves for spring! Please stop by my shop and have a look. If something tempts you be sure to use this code for an ADDITIONAL 20% discount : )
Last but not least!! I will enter my card in Darnell's NBUS challenge because everything except the ink and my sentiment! is NBUS!!
I am just a little behind visiting all of you in blogland so please be patient with me!! I will see you soon : ) Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.