Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hope


I have a bright, happy card to share with you tonight that I made with a couple of challenges in mind.   The Verve Diva Dare is to use polka dots on your card, and the Mod Squad challenge is to use a tag.

I knew my Blomma pad from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store had polka dotted paper, so I pulled a couple of pieces of coordinating paper to help me choose the colors for my focal image.  I wanted to try a technique that I had seen on a number of blogs lately, so, first, I stamped the Psalm 31:24 sentiment on a tag, and then I stamped a number of flowers from Surely Goodness as well as some sprigs from Better with You to decorate the edges.  Then, using my scalloped rectangle die, I cut out the center of the stamped tag, and then I diecut five pieces of unstamped cardstock as well.  I layered three of the unstamped scalloped rectangles and topped them with the stamped scalloped border, then I stacked the remaining two unstamped inner rounded rectangles before I added the stamped center.  I love the dimension it gives the finished card!!  I decorated my tag with dotted sheer ribbon, twine, and pearls.

Here are the items I used from Stamp Simply...


Other items...

MFT Tag DieNamics, Verve Scalloped Rectangle Die, Verve Surely Goodness Stamp Set
Ink: SU Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard; MFT Steel Blue, Black


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

6 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous colour combo and love the stamped flowers and tag. Thanks for playing along with this month's Diva Dare.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning..I luv how you have stamped the flowers...gorgeous! So happy you took the "Do The Polka" Verve Diva Dare!

sparkle & shine *~*

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous! Love the pairing of the bright colors with the grey polka dot designer paper, makes everything POP! And your technique really adds such depth and dimension, I can see that even from here! Perfect ribbon to add as well. I must say I just LOVE everything about your creation! Thanks so much for playing along in the Challenge I am hosting at the Mod Squad Blog!

Barbara said...

Just had to say I love this card. Great job.

Barbara said...

Just had to say that I love your card.

catdidit said...

How gorgeous! Wonderful colors on that dotted bg!! Perfect combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week!