My card today combines the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge and Sweet and Sassy Stamps Inspiration Challenge this week - I went with the colors of the inspiration photo, in aqua, orange and green, and thanks to My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel dp, it wasn't too hard! One of my favorite things to do is match up dp's and try to combine patterns - small patterns seem to work best for this - dots, stripes, checks, etc. and of course, pads of paper which come already coordinated make this so easy! I've discovered that 6 x 6 pads are much more useful for cardmaking than 12 x12 pads because when the pattern is too large, it tends to be lost on the front of a card. I rarely buy a 12 x 12 anymore, but if I go for it due to irresistable colors and patterns, I usually end up giving the very large patterned paper to friends who scrapbook!
The popped up flower is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps Rose Blossom and the sentiment is from their Your Friendship set. All edges have been distressed with ink.
Other supplies include:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
SU Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie ink