Well today’s card was semi inspired by lots of things. Inspired by one of my downline receiving an order of supplies for herself, the resultant photograph in our team facebook group and the declaration of “Oh I’m loving Pool Party!”
It was also inspired by the shock! horror! moment I had when I realised I’d actually never used my Fancy Flower Punch (picks a few readers up off the floor, I know, that was me too)
And finally, it was inspired by the beautiful bunch of flowers on page 95 of the catalogue (which is an inspiration and ideas book too, don’t you know?!) and although that uses the Pansy Punch, the addition of the button is what tipped me over the edge. And despite having an irrational fear of some types of button (read here for my story!), I do enjoy working with them.
So, I had the elements, now I had to build it!
6 Fancy Flowers were punched from the Pool Party Designer Series Paper Stack, the top 3 were cut a little further to leave me room to curl them a little.
Each has a large Pool Party button with some Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon tied through, and all are held in place with mini glue dots.
Finally, I decided to use the spotty background Modern Label Punch sized stamp from the A Fitting Occasion stamp set, which I obviously punched out (!) and the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, although I decided to cut this one using my ever faithful Word Window Punch.
So all I had to do then was put it all together! A Naturals White card black, a layer of the matching Pool Party DSP and a further mat of Naturals White cardstock.
Simple, a little softer than my usual style of bright and bold, but I really rather like this.
It calls to my inner love of punches; any excuse to use more than 2 is a good excuse! And the chance to use ribbons and buttons without freaking my twitchy fingers out can only be a good thing.
Seriously, read the link above, the ninja buttons are out there….
This week’s Hostess Code for week ending Sunday October 13th is GN4H79AH and this week’s prize is the BANNER GREETINGS AND SWEETLY FRAMED STAMP SETS! These are both hostess exclusives, and are usually only available if you place an order over £150 or host a party over that amount. I’m giving 2 sets away to the winner of the hostess code
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