Welcome Tiffany to the Stamping 411 operators, I love your creations and look forward to seeing your future challenge creations. I really liked this weeks sketch and had to play along since it’s one of my favorite layouts. For this weeks Stamping 411 challenge I used the Great Friend and Matchbox Messages stamp sets and thought they would work great with the new Cottage Wall DSP (I loved this DSP when it first came out but this was the first time I used it). The card base uses Old Olive cardstock and has two pieces of Cottage Wall DSP. The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry which I flipped over so you only see the polka dots on the tails.
The main image border is uses the Matchbox Messages border stamp with Old Olive Ink and the butterflies are from the Great Friend set. Since the Rich Razzleberry ink is very bold the top butterfly was stamped after I stamped off the image once and the bottom butterfly was stamped without reinking the stamp (so it was stamped off twice). You can’t tell from the picture but I added a little strip of Dazzling Diamonds to the center of the butterflies. The image was matted with a piece of Old Olive cardstock before attaching it to the card.
The greeting is on Old Olive cardstock and was cut out with my Matchbox Big Shot die (I always cut the little pieces from that die when I make a box and then keep them in a little drawer (the set of three matchbox boxes we made at Big Shot class in June) so I always have fun shapes for greetings. The words are stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink and then I used my white gel pen to drawing faux stitching around the end.
I really like this card, very simple but pretty and I do love the new DSP, can’t wait to use it again.
Thanks and have a great day!