It was great that Evan could join us for dinner last night and we had a nice evening spending time together.
Today I met up with my SIL, Moe and we headed to the local nurseries to pick up some more plants. I'm thinking this might be my last trip, but I'll have to see how many pots I get done with my purchases from today. Looking forward to spending the day outside tomorrow, potting up flowers. We also stopped for lunch and a latte on our way home - thanks Moe!
On to the card for today ... I managed to fit three challenges into this one card. That' unusual for me, because I get so caught up with images whirling around my head, that I usually need to focus on just one challenge at a time. This card is for this week's "Ways to Use it" Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers - WT375 - Colorful Complements - use complementary colors from the color wheel (hence the name of the card) ... and it also fits CAS-ual Friday's challenge (CFC53 - punches or dies) and Clean & Simple's Sketch Challenge (FTL191). Whew! I had a lot of fun making this card and used my new Summer Smooches paper from SU! ... I LOVE this paper!! Hope you like.
Here's the sketch I used from Clean & Simple (FTL191):
"Complementary with Love"
Stamp: Field Flowers - sentiment (SU!)
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DP (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Polka-dot embossing folder (Sizzix), Rose Creations dies (Spellbinders), white embossing powder, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brad, sticky strips, glue dots, and dimensionals
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I cut out the two sizes of rose dies after embossing the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the polka-dot embossing folder. I used a glue dot to hold the layers together and then threaded through the brad. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and then embossed in white.
I mounted all the pieces as shown in the photo, popping up the flower with dimensionals to add depth.
For the inside of the card, I added a 1 1/2 strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock on the left-hand side of a Whisper White panel, topped with a 1 1/4" strip of the Summer Smooches DP.