As I sat down to make a new card for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, I really wanted to make a bunch of new flowers and a fabulously lumpy 3-D card. Then I pondered mailing the card...
...aaaaand I decided for those flowers in the sketch I really needed to break out my new Swan Lake papers. and do some fussy cutting instead. There are so many cute florals tucked into this paper suite and I love the contrast of the brighter colors against the black backgrounds.
I added some stamped pieces from Season of Magic, which is probably supposed to be a Christmas stamp set, but hey, man, it's my card and I'll stamp what I want to. I love the sketchy look of the teensy florals and leaves in that set. I handcut the larger leaves from one of the Swan Lake patterns before tucking them under that big poppy sunflower. Then I topped the sunflower and most of the leaves with some Shimmer Pen action. It picked up the lights funny in the pictures, but I just love a subtle shimmery... well, anything, really. Bring on the shimmer!
I hope you'll pop over to Atlantic Hearts and play along this week! I'm also linking up to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge National Stamping Month linky, celebrating all things stamp. #CREATEKINDNESS all month long!