Today I am sharing I card I made for the CAS challenge today on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to scrunch your ribbon. I got that, but the rest of the card didn't turn out to be a Clean & Simple Card. I tend to get a bit carried away. So I didn't link it our add it over on Splitcoast but I still like the card so I am sharing with you here.
I did have part of this card already started. I found the base and the chocolate chip layer with the piece of DSP from the Botanical Gazette pack in my pile of scraps. I thought I could build something from there. I had seen a card made with the hydrangea stamp from the "Because I Care" stamp set made similar to my main image awhile back, of course I can't find it now, so that was my inspiration.
The flower was stamped with early espresso onto very vanilla and then the flower part was stamped with Marina Mist onto some scrap very vanilla. I used my aqua painter to color it in a bit with more Marina mist ink. I added some old olive to the leaves and it combined with the early espresso and made a cool effect. I used some BG stamps from the French foliage stamp set and added them around the flower. The flower head was then cut out and added over the base flower with some foam tape. the sentiment is from the "Thank You Kindly" stamp set.
To the piece under the main image I added some Marina mist DSP and a small piece of newsprint DSP. I stamped some more splotches around and then sponged it all, both the image and base piece with ealry espresso ink. The glitter was added quite by accident, I was first going to put my scrunched up ribbon across that area and had laid down a strip of sticky tape. After adding the ribbon, I didn't like it so i pulled of the ribbon, but could not get the tape off with out messing up the paper below it so I decided to add some chunky glitter there. I used my aqua painter and some early espresso to tone down the glitter abit. I then added my scrunchy ribbon across the bottom. I finished it off with a few silver pearls! (Sure wish SU would start carrying those, I heart them so much!)
Well, that is all from me, I just want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support, kind comments and e-mails. Continued prayers and good thoughts for this community is appreciated as everyone tries to move forward. My heart goes out to them all and to the families who are beginning to bury their loved ones, may they find the strength needed to get them through. Hug your loved ones and make sure they now how much they mean to you!