Sunday, February 28, 2016


During my stamping hiatus the popular style seems to have changed from throw-every-embellishment-you-can-find-on-it to clean and simple.  I think that's a good thing.  There were (are) some artists who made highly embellished cards that I drooled over, but I couldn't come close to copying.  Besides, those highly embellished cards would be impossible to mail. 

My card today, though certainly not highly embellished,  seems too much with its layers, buttons and bows.  I'll have to work on the current style.

In the meantime, this card is my entry for this week's challenge at ColourQ.  They chose Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Tempting Turquoise.   I don't own Tempting Turquoise; I used to but it was one of the OLD, original style stamp pads and I got rid of it.  I substituted with Pacific Point - not quite turquoise but the best I could do.  

Flowers were the obvious choice for such vibrant colors but I chose buttons instead.  Both the buttons and the sentiment are from Verve's "Button Best".  I had some fun with the one real button; it was just a plain thing I had in my collection.  I used a VersaMark marker and some embossing powder that closely matched Pacific Point and made a custom-matched button! 

Edited note: I forgot to link to ColourQ's blog.  You can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. Very cute and what a great sentiment! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  2. Such a pretty design! That sentiment is so true!!! Thanks for playing along with ColourQ!