Sometimes my mind runs wild with a single challenge. Other times my mind starts to blend challenge after challenge together. This is one of those times. I started out with a single purpose: I wanted to send a dear blog friend a thank you card. She mentioned she particularly liked a card I made a little while back, so I created this one as the more easily mail-able cousin to my previous card. I combined ideas from the following four challenges to create this card:
My color scheme came via the current Color Throwdown challenge, which was really similar to WPlus9's Monday Mood Board inspiration photo, but I loved the addition of the soft blue. And it reminded me of my friend...perfect. The string was inspired by the Simon Says Challenge to use string, but also the MMB photo. See those pearls? I translated that on my card with string and sequins (think of a broken necklace...lots of mine ended up that way with a baby who loved getting into my jewelry :) ). The scripty sentiment was inspired by the "hello" in the MMB. It's from a set I won from the fabulous Donna Mikasa a few months ago (thanks again, Donna!), and although I've really enjoyed using this set, I think this might be the first card I've shared here...sad. And last, but certainly not least, the MMB inspired Fresh Cut Florals images are layered and extend beyond the edge for CAS-ual Fridays Over the Edge Challenge. And there you have it! :) So happy you stopped by today!
Stamps: Fresh Cut Florals (WPlus9), Everyday Expressions (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Paper: dots (MME Lost & Found Two), white (Michael's)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Fresh Linen, Kraft, Ocean Tides (PTI); Baja Breeze, Real Red, Regal Rose, Soft Sky (SU!)
Other: white twine, flat marshmallow sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil' Inkers)
WPlus9: Monday Mood Board #26
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Twine/String