Hello, and happy Tuesday! July is almost here, and my card today is a celebration of July, and this newly released stamp set from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps. Larkspur is the flower for July, and I"ll be honest and tell you that before this stamp set I had no idea what larkspur looks like. Well, Leah's beautifully illustrated stamp took care of that, but I was still at a loss for what color to go with. Thank heaven for Google. Anywho, this is what I came up with. I played along with the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, and really blinged this one up. I used some Stampin' Up! striped grosgrain ribbon for many of the elements on this card. I simply folded the ribbon and gathered it for the ribbon ruffle, and the ribbon flower was made following tutorial I saw on You Tube. You can see that tutorial here. The designer paper comes from K&Co.'s Blue Awning collection, and the paper flowers under the ribbon flower are also from K&Co., and match the Blue Awning paper. I cut a tag with my Bigshot, using one of the Sizzix dies from the Lots of Tags set from Stampin Up!. I doodled a little bit around the edge with a white gel pen, and finished that element off with the three rhinestones. Lots of work went in to this one, but I really like the way it turned out, and I hope you do, too.
Please join me tonight in the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps group forum on SNR Card Universe for a celebration of the newest 10 stamp sets to be released. There's going to be challenges, prizes, inspiration, and lots of fun chatting with Korin and the girls, and I hope to see you there. We'll be starting the party at 9 p.m. (EST), and winding up around 11 p.m. (EST). We had so much fun at our last PAR-TAY, and I'm sure looking forward to another one! Join us tonight for the fun, friends, and of course, the FREEBIES!!
I'm so happy you could stop by today. Make it a beautiful day, and happy stamping!