Friday, January 28, 2022

Thanks to Just Us Girls

Hello and welcome!  Today is my fifth and final guest designer post for Just Us Girls.  It's been sooo much fun and I want to thank the DT for all their kindness and their ongoing inspiration each week!  This week is wild-card week and the theme is....

...plaid!  I have a number of pretty plaid paper pads that are rarely used so this was a great opportunity to add them to my card.

I'm also joining the current Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

I kept my card pretty simple this week.  The floral image was stamped on white and colored with Copic markers that match the colors in the plaid strip.  The sentiment was stamped then both it and the flowers were die cut.  I actually used the floral die to cut two additional out of white cardstock and layer them all together for dimension.

Next a strip of the plaid paper was trimmed down and adhered to the white base.  I was looking through my scraps and found the circle already die cut - it is from the middle of a circle frame die and was the perfect size for grounding the elements.  It was mounted to the card with foam tape, then the flowers and sentiment were adhered and that finished off this CAS card!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll use the link above to appreciate all the beautiful cards by the DT members and join the fun this week!

Take care!


Stamps:  Best Friend Ever (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Plaid Patterns 6x6 paper pack (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Best Friend Ever die, Featured Sentiments die (Altenew), Stitched Scallop Circle dies (Pinkfresh Studio)
Copics:  V17, 15, 01, YG17, 05, 03, 01


Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty card with a great layout! Thanks so much for joining JUGS for the month of January!

ElizStewart said...

Stef... your card just makes me want to jump into spring!! Love the cheery colors and warmth. Thanks so much for joining us this month... your cards are just wonderful!

Lisa Elton said...

This little beauty has me longing for spring! So happy to have had you guesting with us this month, Stef!

Nancy said...

As I sit here typing this I have three layers on and it's Florida for goodness sake. I am ready to hop right into Spring which is exactly what your card looks like. The plaid paper paired with your beautifully colored flowers looks fabulous together. You have been such a wonderful guest and I have enjoyed each card immensely which was totally no surprise. Take care!

Bobby said...

That ribbon of plaid really sets off the beautifully colored flowers, Stef.

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous, Stef! Such pretty colors in your plaid, and your flowers match them perfectly!

Ina G said...

Oh so pretty Stef. Such gorgeous colours in your beautiful spray of flowers and the plaid background. Loved having you share your talents with us at JUGS in January.

foleysfriend said...

So pretty! Great job of matching the colors of the plaid and using them on your stamped image. I like the addition of the middle of a circle frame die cut to help to ground the bouquet. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is so pretty! Your flowers are gorgeous and colored perfectly with so much depth and coordinate beautifully with that pretty plaid. Thank you for joining us this past month with all of your amazing creations!

cm said...

Your combination of plaid and flowers is breath-taken-away stunning! Gorgeous card! Thank you for guest designing with us this month; you're an incredible source of inspiration!

Lisa Kind said...

This is stunning and such a fresh look for the upcoming (I hope soon) spring! Your coloring is amazing, and that plaid is the perfect touch. Thanks for being such a great guest with us at Just Us Girls!