Hi everyone! I was able to do a lot of crafting over the long weekend. I saw a lot of challenges that I wrote down to play in and this was one of them. The Shabby Tea Room has a pretty color inspiration picture that is devine! I also saw that the Moxie Fab World blog has a challenge going on called Gray is the New Black. This was the picture I was inspired by as well. Lots of white with bits of yellow and gray.I was also inspired by a challenge from my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff. Their challenge is to brayer an embossed background. For my layout, I liked the Clean & Simple FTL123.
Combining all three challenges, I came up with this card. It's going to be a belated birthday card for my niece. I didn't put a sentiment on the outside like in the sketch. I forgot about that! The inspiration card made for the Buffalo Stamps & Stuff used this same bee folder, which I realized I had! The card came together easily using the other challenges. I brayered the embossed layer with Scattered Straw distress ink to match the color inspiration. I then used gray (a neutral that I also pulled from the color inpiration) as my base and dp (from SU). We were supposed to use lots of white on our card for the color inspiration, so I backed the embossed piece with a white layer. The ribbon is So Saffron grosgrain. For the image, I went with this little bee from Just Buzzin' By (SU). I cut and embossed it with a nestie and swept it with some of the Scattered Straw ink. I finished it off with some pretty silver pearls and star dust stickles on the wings.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Just Buzzin' By (SU)
Paper: Neenah white, basic gray cardstock and dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, scattered straw distress ink, copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, embossing folder, silver pearls, ribbon, star dust stickles, brayer, dimensionals