A good reason not to go anywhere, but stay home to play along with this week's Featured Stamper challenge. I chose four this week.
Here's the first:
When I saw this, it reminded me of another photo I had copied for inspiration:
Not that Diane's card reminded me of a shower curtain, but the gold in both photos spoke to me and I ended up with a very elegant birthday card:
I let the vellum layer overhang the white background to create two borders. In real life, this Egyptian Gold embossing really sparkles!
I love the long stemmed flowers and the colour combination.
Here's my card (yes, I used that set AGAIN!)
My colours seemed a bit more muted, so I made it into a sympathy card. I learned from Susan at Simplicitybylateblossom that it's always good to have sympathy cards on hand because when you need one, you may not feel like making one!
Third inspiration is just my style:
I initially chose this one because I love the bright spring colours, and also because I have that embossing folder, but ended up not using it:
The tricky bit here was getting the stickles right into the holes in the flowers' centres!
Finally, one for the boys:
I knew just what to do - designer paper, my favourite new car and a cool sentiment:
Thanks for stopping by!
Shower Curtain Birthday:
Stamps: Impress Rubber Stamps (sentiment), Papertrey Ink (various circles)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder
Stamps: Stampin' Up (Both Way Blossoms), Hero Arts (with Sympathy)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gina K Pure Luxury 120 lb
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Waterall Stickles
Rows of Flowers Birthday
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Gina K Pure Luxury 120 lb
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Accessories: EK Success Flower border punch, Stardust Stickles
Stamps: Stampin Up (Need for Speed), Papertrey (5 lines), Printworks (Happy Birthday)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx, Sahara Sand