Hi all -- I'm sneaking a card that will be on my blog this week featuring one of the brand spanking new stamp sets from Power Poppy! It's called Lavender and I happen to love this one! :-)
There's not a ton to this card. I stamped, cut with a 2" punch, colored with Copic Markers and then matted it all up! I used BG0000, BG10, G40, G43, G20, G46, V01, V04, V06, V09, E31, E42, Y21, and Y23.
The background strip is a funny story! When I used to teach classes at my local stamp store, I did a demonstration using walnut ink crystals -- remember those? Well, for that demo, I made a ton of different samples and then they got stuffed in a drawer with my decorative paper. The one above is one sample that I made by spraying on diluted walnut stain and then dropping crystals on top while my paper was still wet to let it dissolve into a deeper color in areas. For this strip, I used the little lavender cluster and one of the background accent stamps. I stamped them using Memento Espresso Truffle ink. I love the little "extra" these stamps gave to this strip of paper!
From there, I added some decorative paper, some stitching, a 4" doily, a little crochet lace, a ribbon slide (Stampin' Up), some Hug Snug Crocus Ribbon, and.... ta da!