The challenge on the Create with Connie & Mary blog this week is a cute sketch. I thought I'd use some designer series paper strips to make the stripes, but they just weren't bold enough for me--plus I didn't like that I was going to have to glue them right onto the card stock. It just didn't seem finished to me, KWIM?
Then I got the idea of using the Dots & Stripes Decorative Mask to make my own stripes! Yay, me! I used a sponge dauber to pick up ink directly from the Wild Wasabi stamp pad and pounced three stripes onto a Whisper White card stock mat.
Next, I embossed a smaller Whisper White mat with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and attached it to a Wild Wasabi mat. I attached this to the striped mat with Stampin' Dimensionals. I then tied a length of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon at the bottom and adhered the entire assembly to a Daffodil Delight card base.
I stamped my favorite of the "Petal Potpourri" flowers in Daffodil Delight onto Whisper White and punched it out with the Flower Medallion punch (NOT retiring!). I mounted the flower onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I stamped a sentiment from the "Six-Sided Sampler" set in Wild Wasabi onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out with the Small Oval Punch (retiring). It took me a while to figure out where this piece would go. It got lost mounted directly on the Whisper White stripes. It looked like an eyeball when mounted onto a Wild Wasabi oval. And then, with a spark of creativity, I mounted it in the center of the flower. Pure genius! I'm so happy with this!!