Like I mentioned last Thursday, I had the privilege of being tapped to be a guest designer for Cute Card Thursday! They have some really fun themes and challenges each week, and I love that they are so open that you can really get inspired based on anything you have in your stash.
This week the theme is:
I mean, there are so many ways to interpret that and believe me, I went through a number of different ideas myself. But in the end, I ended up coming back to this card.
I just got this new stamp set – Simply Sketched as part of my preorder from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog that comes out at the end of the month. This is actually a hostess set, but I LOVE the sketched images in the set and the font of the sentiments, that I had to get it early.
Anyway, the flower from this set is what started it all! I knew I wanted to watercolor it and make it blue and then I started grabbing other supplies from around my craft room that went with the blue theme.
So, my stamp is a sneaky peek… but the rest of the card is an homage to the retiring items. I grabbed one of my last few scraps from my Comfort Café designer paper for the patterned papers in the card. I used the retiring Certainly Celery paper for a mat and then added one more shade of blue with the retiring Marina Mist scallop dotted ribbon (the dots are on the backside ). Oh, and retiring ink colors for my stamped image too! Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Baja Breeze.
That is a LOT of blues!
The nice thing is that they all went together and, while thankfully I don’t have an occasion that calls for a sympathy card right now, I now have a card that I would feel good sending out to a friend or loved one who needs a personal note of support.
But if you have a different idea (or even something similar) that you have bouncing around in your mind for the challenge this week – Something Blue – hop on over to Cute Card Thursday and join in the challenge fun!
Stamps – Simply Sketched
Paper – Watercolor Paper, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery**, Comfort Cafe designer paper**
Ink – Stazon, Baja Breeze**, Certainly Celery**, Bashful Blue**
Accessories – Aqua Pen, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Marina Mist Scallop Dotted Ribbon**, Stampin’ Dimensionals
**Item retiring June 3rd or when supplies run out