I am so glad that I managed to participate this month! And I got my new stamp sets in time to use them, so it isn't just another Christmas card (since that's all I had up until now!)
Even though I wasn't able to participate in the first couple of challenges on the WMS Challenge blog, I have been using the previous sketches for my latest cards, so I can still have the fun, even if it is only for myself! This card was made using the third challenge sketch, which I did interpret quite literally.
Here is the sketch:
I usually try to use a sketch pretty loosely and put my own spin on things, but lately, what with 2 kids under 2 years, and not a ton of sleep, I just don't have the creative energy I am used to! Here is my card:
The theme of this challenge was blue and green - and since Claire said that summer was the inspiration for this colour theme, I used nice bright shades, and added some bright pink and turquoise to the mix.
My card base is one of my current favorite colours - a nice light turquoise. I ran a slightly different shade of the same colour through a cuttlebug folder to give the card some dimension.
I used my Say it with Style set, which I have completely fallen in love with, and am using on all the cards I am working on this week. The font is so lovely, and, as usual, the stamp quality blows my mind. I can make such impressive labels and sentiments with such little effort! Anyway, so I stamped my border - that so perfectly fits in my Labels 4 Nesties - with Baja Breeze from Stampin' Up! I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo, and the little scroll in Old Olive, both also from SU! I also used this stamp set to create the background on the green paper, also stamped in Old Olive. I added the pink strip of card stock, and the turquoise ribbon, and finished my knot with a paper flower complete with green button.
Thanks for looking, and Happy Waltzing!