Friday, May 22, 2015

Sunday Stamps Challenge 101/MIM Fussy Cutting

Hello all and happy Friday,

Edited to add this exciting "development": 
Yep, that just happened!!! Thanks so much to all members of the Sunday Stamps Design Team, especially Angel Johns, for picking my card. There was some fierce and beautiful competition so I am honored to have been chosen as a  Top Cup! 

My apologies for the lack of activity here, as of late...I've been (and unfortunately still am) combating a respiratory infection, which currently feels like what I would imagine the Black Plague felt like. I'm chronically ill, so when a nasty bug takes up residence in my lungs, havoc ensues. But, I have my 4 year old son, who happens to be my most effective medication, and cardmaking to distract me from hacking up what appears to be my left lung, so all is well. :) But on to the 'order of business': I came across a new-to-me challenge and when I saw the inspiration photograph, I knew I simply had to play along! I am a sucker for high-contrast color schemes and happen to worship teal, turquoise, aqua and any shade of these, so this was right up my alley! Here is my interpretation:
 So I began with a top-folding white card base and from there layered the striped patterned paper and two stitched panels cut using Lawn Fawn's Large Stitched Rectangles from Hawaiian Shores cardstock and PTI's new-ish Vellum Bitty Dot paper. I adhered the Hawaiian Shores layer at an angle for added interest and so the aqua color could peek through the vellum. I then stamped and fussy cut various florals from PTI's Quilted: Spring and Bitty Bouquet stamp sets. Ashley Canon-Newell had a wonderful video this week full of tips for fussy cutting. I happened to not get my hands on the Bitty Bouquet dies so old-fashioned cutting it was for me...perfect for this week's Make It Monday . The sentiment is from one of my current favorites, PTI's Swoosh set, such a beautiful and flowing font! Yeah, I'm also a sucker for typography...but I digress. :) It was stamped in Memento's Tuxedo Black on to a piece of Hawaiian Shores cardstock that was first cut, again using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangles, and then with Pretty Pink Posh's Borders 1 set for the scalloped border. I scattered a few enamel dots from My Mind's Eye Necessities and I'm done!
Here is a more detailed photograph of the focal point:

Be sure to check out more lovely inspiration by heading over to the Sunday Stamps Challenge.

Thanks for spending part of your day with me and have a wonderful weekend!



  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the attention to detail and all the layers! Thank you so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! I do hope you are feeling much better now! XX

  2. What a wonderful combination of the colors! So bright and bold!! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week at Sunday Stamps!

  3. Fab, Fab, Fabulous! Love the velum layer on this and so very fun! THanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  4. Beautiful! Love the shades of blue with the black and white...stunning! And your fussy cutting is fabulous! Lovely, lovely card! :0)

  5. I love your card...and the drippy crayons in the inspiration photo!