Good morning!   I want to thank you for your support and for making my card sale such a success.

I had a great time playing in the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge yesterday. The inspiration site was Everything Turquoise and I was inspired by the South Hampton bedding collection. 

Although this bedding isn’t something I would choose for my home I loved the elegance and the soft pale aqua and taupe.  Here is what I came up with.

KC Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch 5 right

I made a card earlier this week that used the technique of brayering a light ink color onto the front face of an embossing folder.  I love how the soft color allows the embossed pattern to show. I created an additional embossed piece of cardstock to create the flowers and butterflies with. I wanted them to blend in with the background.

KC Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch 5 center

The frame was punched using a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set and the frame opening was die cut using a rectangle Nestabilities die. It was mounted on the card front using mounting tape. The foliage was die cut using a leafy flourish die. The flowers and foliage were attached to the frame to create a flower spray. KC MArtha Stewart Hydrangea Punch 5 left

The patterned butterflies were layered over a plain vanilla butterflies to create additional dimension. Tiny taupe pearls were added to the flower centers and butterflies for one additional touch of elegance. I really love how this card turned out. It would be perfect for so many different occasions. 

Check out today’s Rubbernecker Blog design team  post if you are interested in taking part in a fun inspiration challenge.  The team has some fun inspired projects to share.  My challenge project is a simple scene with a sweet punched flower garden.

KC Fall HArvest 11

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: Vanilla
Ink: Soft Sky
Accessories: Martha Stewart Hydrangea, Butterfly, Branch Punches and Vintage Deco PATP Punch Set, My Favorite Things Leafy Flourish, Mounting Tape, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mat