I really love sketch challenges as they open up our creativity. I consign my cards to a shop and they asked for some Country/Farmer’s Market style cards, So I decided to play with a retired stamp set called Market Fresh and my Stampin’ Blends to see what I could create.
The Market Fresh stamps all have banners going across the image so I had to carefully stamp the images off the edge of the card stock to eliminate the banners. It is not quite where I want it to be for the shop yet so I will continue to tweak the design and the coloring.
The sentiment is from the Darling Label Punch Box. I love the shape of this punch.
Post script: I would like to thank the Global Design Team for being chosen as one of the winning projects. I am so honored.
I am squeezing in my entry for the Global Design Team Challenge this week to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Connie Collins. Connie’s signature style is her use of flowers in almost every project she creates. Here is the project we are CASE’ing this week.
I chose to go with a square focal point and a large flower with a smaller sentiment. The crumb cake pattern from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper offers a soft backdrop for the card. The flower is from May Flowers Framelits; I love the lacy look of this die cut.
The Mint Macaron leaves were quickly punched with the Leaf Punch and the Shaded Spruce leaves are from the Falling Flowers/May Flowers bundle. The sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso Stampin’ Embossing Powder (retired) on a piece of Vellum. A piece of Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon was added behind the vellum so the sentiment would pop. Three Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for the center of the flower are the perfect finishing touch.
Connie is one of my favorite bloggers to follow as her designs never disappoint. It was fun trying to CASE her work.
The Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP) is scrumptious with Black, Gold, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist and Gray Granite. The black and gold patterns provide a lot of glam while the other patterns are bright and festive. The photos don’t do this card justice. The bright sun mutes the bright colors. It is bold and bright in person.
A strip of black card stock anchors the DSP focal point that was adorned with Lemon Lime Twist fringe. Can you see the small Silver Metallic Pearls on the Lovely Lipstick bursts along the top of the DSP?
The inside sentiment and fun detail on the envelope are from Picture Perfect Birthday. I love the fonts and sentiments in this stamp set.
This is for my sister-in-law who loves celebrating her birthday … all month long.
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