This card is from about a month ago....you see, I made it for one of MaryJo's Challenges, #177 to be exact. I made it late in the week and then ran out of time to post it....then I got sick, life got in the way, computer died, had oral surgery, blah, blah, blah....... Anyway, I'm kind of partial to this little card....and thought it was about time to share! Made with a fun Summer Mini Catalog set, Bold Blossoms. (NOT included in the new SU catalog, so it won't be around too much longer.)
There are a few retired items on this card.....the greeting, which is an older, long-gone hostess set; the ribbon, which was current back when Riding Hood Red was an In Color; and the mini brads, which are Ruby Red and seem to match perfectly! SU brads are the best because even when they are supposed to be a certain color, they seem to match so much more!....anyway, all those items are now retired.
A bit of texture and lots of punching going on here......the background was created with the Perfect Polka Dots EF. I'm just so happy that that one is still around....it's just perfect (pun intended!! LOL) with so many things. The flowers were created with the fabulous, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, the 3/4" Circle Punch, and the little 4-petal punch from the Bitty Shapes Punch Pack....and, of course, a mini brad. The butterfly was simply stamped, cut out and placed on a Dimensional. Don't those colors just scream summertime?!!
Stamps: Bold Blossom, Warm Wishes*
Inks: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red
CS: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots EF
Misc: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon*, Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Piercer & Template
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