Friday, March 13, 2009

Crazy for Polka Dots

Especially black and white ones. I don't know why. A phase, I guess. This card was also inspired by this post on Lisa Johnson's Poppy Paperie blog. When I saw the stitching on her card, I thought of a stamp I had that might work. Mission accomplished. My card dimensions are 3-1/2 by 8. Disappointing is the fact that the photo doesn't show the button very well. It looks pretty cool after I used a 1-inch circle punch to cut a notch in the background paper. Everything else, I think, explains itself.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, and Cranberry cardstock; Doodlebug Design Black Eyelet DP; Black, Cranberry, Sunflower, Orange, New England, and White Daisy Pigment Ivy ink pads; Treasure Life, Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages, and Wordsworth Everyday Whimsy stamp sets; Button and ribbon from my stash; 1-inch circle punch; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

Happy Friday! I had a new project waiting for me when I arrived at work this morning, so the day went by fast. While I'm still on a mission to do some more clutter clearing this weekend, I don't think I'll do much this evening. I finished The Shack the other evening and highly recommend it. The tale of how this book came to be is a story in itself and can be found here. It's probably one of the most thought-provoking pieces of fiction I've ever read. It would be a wonderful book to read with a group and discuss, too. For now, I'm off to see if I can't find a sketch or an idea for Simple Saturday. Enjoy your evening! Later ...

7 comments:

Sarah said...

My 7 year old Amy was hugging me and looked at your card and said "aww mommy that card is cute"
Great card.

Sylvia said...

I think that black and white polka dots are chic.

Laurel said...

This is great! I am loving polka dots lately too!

Jeanne said...

Ooooh...another winner! You are definitely on a polka dot roll, my friend! Great card!

Kelly Jo said...

Oh wow, I love this!!

scrapnstamphappy said...

Very nice! I love the polka dots and colors. Nice job on the stitching too. I'll have to try some of her cards out too with my Treasure Life set. It's a pretty good match, isn't it? I'll probably still "need" Life though...so many great sentiments.

mE said...

I LOVE THIS! I love the colors and the layout of this card :)

:)

E.