So yesterday we had snow.......sleet......in APRIL!!! Field trips and baseball games.......all CANCELLED. I am soo longing for sunshine and blue skies and so are my kids!!!
So you may have seen a wonderful blog hop of crafters last week.......Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show. Well, they haved issued a challenge to CASE one of the cards from the blog hop! I have a very limited number of WMS sets and was determined to make what I had work for this challenge. After all, that's what a challenge is!
So I chose this fantastic card by JJ Bolton.....who utterly ROCKS anything she touches. Her card is so simple but elegant at the same time and I certainly wouldn't have EVER created anything like it. She uses black cardstock and gold embossing powder. Those 2 things alone......I almost never use. So friends........here is my best version of JJ Bolton's card.
I worked with Big Blooms Chrysanthemums and Vintage Alphabet. I masked off my chrysanthemum and stamped the leaves and then heat embossed. I looked and looked for some gold cardstock and came up empty. So I went with gold pearls and rounded edges to bring in the extra gold that JJ used at her corners. Thanks JJ for the beautiful inspiration!!!
I wanted to take this moment now to thank YOU all for the warm congrats, emails, and FB msgs about my Stamping Royalty win. I am very humbled to have been chosen and it has certainly made my year!!! ♥♥
Stamps: Big Bloom Chrysanthemums, Vintage Alphabet (WMS)
Paper: Black (PTI)
Misc: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Pearls, Foam Adhesive