I love sketch challenges and I found a new one that I haven't played along with before! It's called Retro Sketches and they have some great sketches over there for inspiration. I used this week's sketch today to make another Father's Day card. Hopefully I almost have enough to drop off at the local shop soon. If anyone needs one, you can email me or stop by Merry-Go-Round in Kingwood. :)
When I sat down to stamp I had intended to do a very distressed card. After looking at the design team samples, I realized they are more into clean cards without a lot of fuss (aka distressing) so I decided to go with what I'm best at and do a somewhat clean-and-simple card. For some reason Father's Day and Christmas are the times of the year that I am really drawn to use Lovely as a Tree. It just works so well for both! I'm trying to use up more of my hoarded designer paper, so you'll probably be seeing a lot of retired paper on my blog. Sorry for that, but there's only so much space in the craft room and it's too pretty to throw away!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Naturals White, Woodland Walk DSP and other misc retired paper
Tools/Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, linen thread