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Today's card is a really simple card featuring one of Unity Stamp Company's stamps from their April Kit of the Month. As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I wanted to use it first. The background stamping is very subtle in vanilla pigment ink, using a Paisley Flower, another Unity stamp from the Floral Fantastical set. The card stock, designer series paper, and embellishments are from Stampin Up! I have to say that I really like their new line of corduroy button brads! I don't tend to use many buttons on my cards because it seems more akin to a country charm look...and I don't tend to do that much...but the corduroy seems more earthy, which is a style I DO tend to do more often.

My first attempt to create this card incorporated some zig-zag stitching on my sewing machine, but OH MY GOSH....it just wouldn't cooperate! So, after several attempts, with the clock ticking away into the evening, I settled on the above, which I believe turned out pretty. And I'll be able to complete the remaining ones I need for one of Vivian's swaps.

I can see myself using this particular sketch/layout more in the future, because it quick, clean, and simple. And the results are charming!

Comments

Lisa F said…
So pretty - I definitely need to use this stamp - it's now calling to me! Great card!
BonnieRose said…
that is one gorgeous card.. how do u get the shape of the white c/s.. do u use cricut/nesties??
I wud love to know how u do this??
Ang & Ryan said…
Gorgeous card! Loving that stamp! Great Job!
Proud Mom said…
So cute! I have that background-die cut and haven't thought about using just half of it. Love that button too!
Purple Princess said…
Super sweet card! I love that button!
Suz said…
Wonderful card. Worth all the effort that went into it.
Randi said…
Beautiful! Love these colors! That corduroy brad is cute and goes perfectly with your card!

I spotted your jewelry project below. STUNNING!!! I love making jewelry. Your PMC work is really beautiful and that card holder you made is fantastic!!
Kerry said…
I LOVE this! The colors, dress form, and cord button are all fabulous!
whoistracy said…
Beautiful card! I see we were on the same wavelength today and used the same stamp.
Karen said…
Fabulous card...love your personal dp! And I love that 'dress form' stamp too!!! It's so much versatile than you would think! Have a great weekend!
Jen said…
Sooo beautiful! The colors are so soft, love the DSP and those buttons...lovely card!
Ashley said…
This is GORGEOUS! I love it!
Yes - a good sketch makes everything easier. Love your cards (I peeked at your older stuff, too).
~ky
Amy said…
Hey!! following you on Facebook...Thanks...AND I love love love what you did with the chick Link...can I use that to give to the chicks?
let me know!
Thanks so much and have a great weekend!
Amy said…
oh and LOVE the card too..LOL
Lisa H. said…
YES, I think it turned out great. love the dp you used and the off set top note die. looks great.
I love the top note die with that stamp! Beautiful colors and LO! :)
Dawn K. said…
love how you used this stamp!

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