Naturally I got carried away and made two cards... Here's the first:
This one features my Sweet Buttons embosslits die. Have you come across embosslits? They are so exciting - not only does the die cut your shapes, it also embosses a detail onto them! There are four exclusive Stampin' Up embosslits on P.9 of the mini catalogue - do go and have a look! (There's a copy on my side bar, or ask me to send you one!)
I absolutely love this buttons one - look how detailed they are! They're also thinner than real buttons so they make easy-to-post cards and won't ruck up your scrapbook page protectors. I scored a frame around the arrangement of buttons and mounted my button panel onto another white panel embossed with the Square Lattice folder - texture is really important for white-on-white projects.
I attached the buttons with dimensionals, which also adds interest to a white-on-white design, and added this simple sentiment from Thank You Kindly in Basic Grey ink.
While I was making the button card, I picked up the Manhattan Flower and wondered what it would look like on its side. I tucked the bottom of my card base into it and ran it through the Big Shot using Chrissie's 'Roll it in, roll it back' tip. It came out looking kind of leafy and grassy so then I got very excited and thought an extravagant flower would look good with it... Here's the result:
I hunted about for some fabric and found an old school shirt, cut some flower shapes out of it using the Fun Flowers Bigz L die (another Stampin' Up exclusive), layered them together, secured them with one of the large rhinestone brads and positioned it on the card. Voila - and extravagant flower! But something was missing...
...A sentiment! I thought the Mr & Mrs stamp from Occasional Greetings would turn the card into something fit for a wedding, so I scored two lines across the card to nest it in.
And there we go! Very quick and simple.
What a lovely challenge this has been! And talking of challenges, my teenaged daughter has been away camping this weekend as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award. I really felt for her - after all the dry, sunny weather we've had over the last few months, why does the weather this weekend have to feature high winds and torrential downpours? There's no doubt it will be character-forming but she really will have earned a cup of hot chocolate and a hot bath when she gets home!
Thank you for looking at my cards today - I shall enjoy returning your visit you to see what you've been up to! I'll be back tomorrow with Masculine Monday if you have a minute. Hope to see you then,