It's Fab Friday time again! It's a nice sketch right? I think it is too but it was giving me fits. Everything that I tried looked OK until I put that middle ribbon/strip on my card. It just chopped it up too much.
This card took a long time and many, many ideas to get to this point! I used stamping with balloons, flowers, splotches, different colors, different techniques and none of those things was getting me a card that I liked for this round of Fab Friday! Yikes! What's a stamper to do? I cleaned up my whole stamping desk and put everything away and started fresh (it was piled about a foot high!). I pulled different colors and put aside the stamps all together!
Look Ma! No stamping!
I narrowed my focus to the theme I wanted to make, Good Luck. I needed a card to go with a gift to our neighbor/petsitter/babysitter who is leaving for her freshman year of college soon. I didn't have an appropriate sentiment so I used the Little Letters thinlets and Pacific Point cardstock and built my card up from there.
The DSP is the new Schoolhouse DSP and it was the first time I cut into any of it! I liked the blues with the silver. The university colors are blue and silver so I thought if worked.
I punched some stars from the retired style of Silver Glimmer paper as well as a larger framelit star in Pacific point. I added a bit of ribbon to jazz up the center.
I'm still not completely sold on this card but my deadline was fast approaching so I needed to get it done. As soon as I see the rest of the Design Team samples I'm sure I'll come up with 18 different ways to do this sketch!
I hope you have better luck with this one than me! Head over to Fab Friday to see more ideas and play along!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Paper: Whisper White (thick), Pacific Point, Schoolhouse DSP, Silver glimmer (retired style)
Accessories: corner rounder, star punch (retired), Stars framelits, silver ribbon, Crushed Curry ribbon (2015 Sale-a-bration), dimensionals