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!