Now, if you could only see my stamp table from this morning's endeavors....it LOOKS like a tornado hit! I can't even begin to count how many different colors of cardstock and designer paper I cut out for the different layers on today's sketch challenge. I probably could make another twenty cards from the scraps left on my table! Ha! Anywhoooo, several hundreds of minutes later, here's what I finally settled on.
My layers on this card start with a More Mustard card base, then a matting of Not Quite Navy, a piece of Very Vanilla embossed with the Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder after I rubbed More Mustard onto the folder, Chocolate Chip matting for the smaller panels, and SU designer paper from an old scrapbook pack.
Aren't these little buttons cute? They are from Stampin' Up's Latte button collection. I like how the floral brown button matches the shape of the Trendy Tree. I used Stampin' Up's tag corner punch for the opposing corners on my main image panel and then paper pierced those corners. The stamp-a-ma-jig really comes in handy for lining up the tree branches with the tree foliage on the Trendy Trees stamp set.
So, how about helping a gal out here and sharing some of your tips for how you bring multiple colors, patterns, and layers together. I'd love to hear from you!
Stamps: Trendy Trees, All Holidays
Cardstock: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, SU dp
Ink: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: SU Latte buttons, SU tag corner and oval punches, paper piercer, dimensionals, Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder.