Monday, April 20

Where's the sass?

Ohh my friends -- I thought I lost my stampin' sass! I couldn't find it anywhere for days, and the thought of creating made me tired. I also think the fact that my stampin' area looks like a tornado hit it wasn't helping. But, I persevered... sometimes you just have to sit down and stamp!

The inspiration for today's quick card is from Color Throwdown #38 - Baja Breeze, Going Gray, and Ruby Red. (I subbed in Riding Hood Red.) My card base is textured Basic Gray cut to 5.5" square. I topped that with a layer of RHRed and two prints from Parisian Breezes Designer Series Paper. A strip of striped Baja Breeze ribbon hides the seam... I love this 'trick'.

The focal point are 2 butterflies from Great Friend. I stamped our fluttery friend onto textured Very Vanilla cardstock... once in red and once in gray. For their bodies I used silver Vintage Brads. Adding them to a Baja Breeze 'frame' from the Gallery stamp set created emphasis. For a quick background, I used a 3" square of Basic Gray -- my handy Corner Rounder, and 3.2" square matte of Baja Breeze. The sentiment 'for you' was placed out to the side using my trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Finally, my sassy somethings: 2 Basic Gray Corduroy Brads with ribbon loops. This card is 'bringin' my sassy back'!

Purchase Stampin' Up online -- new stuff helps with 'stamper's rut'!

Stamps: Great Friend (113792), Gallery (113776)
Paper: Basic Gray textured neutrals - 12x12 astd. (108693), Riding Hood Red (111348), Baja Breeze (111352), Parisian Breezes Deigner Series Paper (113993)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Riding Hood Red (111836)
Tools: Corner Rounder (109047), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Sassy Somethings: Basic Gray Corduroy Buttons (114345), Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Baja Breeze (111375)


Jean from jlfstudio said...

That's some gorgeous Sass you got going on there girl! Thanks for sharing!

I can relate to the stamp room disaster zone!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Just beautiful! Looks like you found your sass! Love the Parisian Breeze paper and the butterflies focal point. Really like the brads on the butterflies too! Thanks for playing!

Kim said...

Still Sassy :) Very pretty Denise

Ann Schach said...

Very nicely done! Love it!

~kelly marie~ said...

I love you color combination! Great card!

Tiffany said...

Very pretty! I love those butterflies. Nice touch with the corduroy brads too!

Mary Fish said...

The "Sass" is back in the saddle again. Gorgeous card and execution. Frankly, for the first six months I was a demonstrator (and blogger) I was ready to give up (fearing loss of mojo) about hmmmmm, well, every day. Hang in there. You are a bundle of talent!

Hugs, M