Oh yes, after creating (I originally wrote “doing” then thought to myself, that word underplays what was achieved so changed it!) that piece for Miss Ten’s teacher last week, I may have just found my old style. Proof is in the pudding as they say so no more dilly-dallying. I may be biased but I really like the end result of this card!
This is the sketch for this week from Mojo Monday that I based the card on. I have to admit my pledge of doing masculine cards is really REALLY going to be tested with the flowers that are always on these sketches each week. But that’s good, it has me thinking…
I began with the wonderful Soho Subway DSP – I just can’t get enough of it! Which is where the large “&” sign originated, it’s on one of the sheets but I only discovered that after I cut the background pattern! As soon as I saw it I knew it had to be included. Combined then with the new Candy Dots, oh my! These Candy Dots look like brads but are self-adhesive and repositionable for a short time, yea BUT, there are also brads that they can go on if you’d prefer, woohoo!
I almost left the “&” on its own but soon realized words were needed so after much procrastination decided on two from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set. This was also the perfect excuse to use The Open Sea Stamp Set – both on the Marina Mist Cardstock Circle and I used the compass stamp as an embellishment. I did this by stamping in three times, cutting it down a little more on each one then after assembling it with Stampin’ Dimensionals, covered it with Crystal Effects. I have a love/hate relationship with this product as it takes a good three hours to set (overnight is better) but the effect is well worth the time!
The card itself is Naturals Ivory which I have, as always, have
Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts (125845), The Open Sea (123032)
Classic Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Soft Suede (126978)
Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Soft Suede (126978), Naturals Ivory (101849),
Summer Starfruit (126839), Marina Mist (119682)
DSP: Soho Subway (130140)
Punches: 2-1/2″ Circle (120906)
Embellishments: Neutrals Candy Dots (130934)
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Sponges (101610),
Crystal Effects (101055), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430),
Stampin Scrub (126200), Stampin’ Mist (102394)