I'm combining three challenges with today's card:
Heart2Heart: Use your Favorite Stamp or Stamp Set
Runway Inspired: Veronica Beard
My favorite stamp is the houndstooth pattern from Distressed Backgrounds. I reach for it all the time! For this card I paired it with a new set called Lifetime of Happiness. (All products in italics are CTMH.)
I also used a photo mat from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge (p. 66) cut at 1.5" to compliment my 1.25" houndstooth squares. The angle on this picture doesn't show it well, but there really are three squares under the bouquet of flowers.
For the flowers and bow, I used pigment ink in Sorbet, Cranberry, Smokey Plum, and Topiary. I chose pigment ink because I wanted my flowers to stay very bold and bright. I fussy cut and then glued or foam mounted each image layering as I went to create interest. Then I added pearls in two sizes both on and off the bouquet.
I really like how much depth there is to this yet it still has a clean and simple feel.
Until next time,