Sunday, August 8, 2010

FTL102 - A Muse Zinnias

This cheery card is based on Clean & Simple Stamping's Sketch 102. I was so enamored with the challenge colors from the Italy Inspired card that I decided to use the same hues of yellow, orange and white.
I actually sketched out a grid to align these A Muse Zinnias and utilized the Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure they stamped perfectly. I spent the longest time dissing the Stamp-a-ma-jig because I thought that imperfect stamping was a mark of a handmade card and while I still have my leanings that way the OCD side of me LOVES stamping things perfectly aligned - especially when stamping an outline stamp over a solid stamp. (Not sure what was up when I snapped that pic since my stamps' vulnerable underbellies are displayed - at least you can tell my stamps are well loved and used but that messy red one happened by an overzealous student in one of my classes - I am much too neat to do such desecration to one of my stamps!)
The butterflies were punched out of A Muse Shimmer Couture Paper with a Martha Stewart punch and embellished with A Muse Twinkle stickers in orange.
The corners were rounded with my corner chomper and all was done! All paper and stamps are from A Muse!! Guess what?!! My Italy Inspired card was chosen as one of the Fab5 on 2Sketches4You this week!! WHOO HOO - I've been trying to get picked for what seems like the longest time -

7 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the way you've three step stamped your flowers here. And I'm with you on the Stamp-a-majig - Oh the control! Congratulations on your card being chosen as a Fab5!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh those flowers are DEE-VINE! And yes, a stamp positioner is the best friend of OCD stampers (like me!). What a wonderful use of the sketch!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh those flowers are DEE-VINE! And yes, a stamp positioner is the best friend of OCD stampers (like me!). What a wonderful use of the sketch!

Karen said...

Wonderful card -- I love that butterfly addition! Great take on the CAS sketch - TFS!
Cheers, Karen
www.alteredscrapbooking.com

Glenda said...

Absolutely fabulous! Great work.

Lynn said...

I followed the link to your card from the Clean & Simple site and I love what you've created! Beautiful card!

veronica said...

love your mix of the 2 stamps, and the color combo. very fresh!