With Sympathy - FTL235

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Today I have another sketch for your courtesy of Clean and Simple Stamping:

I really enjoy the lines of these sketches...I had fun with this one!

My card today is a tribute to these retiring colors: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Lucky Limeade. If you enjoy these colors, please don't wait to stock up on your supplies as they will only be available while supplies last!

I used the Tastful Trim Bigz Die to create my border layer in Riding Hood Red and then repeated the color in the stamped flower and the sentiment. I also sponged the edges of the border and the sentiment banner to give them both a bit more visual impact.

I made a bow with Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (which is great to work with) and wrapped the prongs of a Antuque Brad around the center of the bow and then poked the prongs of the brad through a hole I punched in the sentiment banner and then flattened them out.

The prongs on the back of the banner give it a bit of depth so I attached the sentiment banner with Stampin' Dimensionals...and there you have it! A beautifully simple card that can be created in minutes!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Best of Flowers (133342), Loving Thoughts (125845)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Riding Hood Red (111348), Baja Breeze (111352) Cardstock

Ink: Riding Hood Red (126968) Classic Stampin' Pad, Riding Hood Red (119701) and Lucky Limeade (123002) Stampin' Write Markers

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Tastful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332)

Embellishments: Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (122331), Antique Brads (117273)

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Words of Encouragement - FTL218

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I came across this sketch over at Clean and Simple Stamping quite by accident and just fell in love with it:

The challenge is long since closed but you never know where your inspiration will come from so you have to go with it when you find it! Here is my interpretation of this sketch:

I just love this daisy which can be found in the 25th Anniversary Best of Flowers Stamp Set and have been itching to ink it up.

My color palette was inspired by the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper...the design work has already been done so why not take advantage of it?! I just pulled out one my favorite go-to tools, the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, and carefully stamped my daisies down the side of the card. EZPeasy! (Yep, I just went there!)

The daisies have been stamped in Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry. I purposely placed the two boldest colors at opposite ends and then emphasized the Rich Razzleberry by repeating it in the sentiment. I emphasized the Pacific Point as well by matting the sentiment with it. 

A simple bow in Pool Party Baker's Twine also ties in with the daisy peeking out above the sentiment. I chose the sentiment with a friend in mind...wouldn't you love to receive a card like this when you are having one of "those" weeks? I would!

I hope you have enjoyed my clean and simple card today and are inspired to pull out ink and paper!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Best of Flowers (133342), Pursuit of Happiness (121970)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pacific Point (111350) Cardstock

Ink: Pacific Point(126951), Tangerine Tango (126946), Pool Party (126982), Lucky Limeade (126984), Rich Razzleberry (126950) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Snail Adhesive (104332)

Embellishments: Pool Party Baker's Twine (125574)

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