I am here with another stash-buster card for the Stick it Down April Card Sketch Challenge.
I already had this background panel of patterned paper with the appropriate vertical strip, as the sketch requests. I also had this sentiment panel......that had been rejected long ago because the words were just sooooo very light. (Of course, I didn't throw it away......as though I EVER throw ANY thing away!!! Ha.)
So I truly didn't know if this card was going to work at all because of that barely visible sentiment. I liked how pretty it was, but I knew it would easily get overwhelmed by much of anything else on the card. Initially I put *only* that sentiment panel on the background panel of the card....but it was too bleak.
So I got playing around with some flowers in pale neutral tones to see if I could make it better. Oh, my goodness......I LOVED what I was seeing. I am so pleased with how this turned out. Do you think the flowers overpower the pale sentiment too much?????
|"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3|
Supplies used include:
Clear Dollar Stamps - Scriptures of Peace stamp set (retired)
Shimmer embossing powder (not sure which ink I used.....too long ago!)
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage
Prima - Wildflower Mix
Prima - Wildflower Mix in White
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Scraps of DCWV and K&Co. paper and cardstock
Fiskars decorative scissors
Thank you so much for taking a look at my card. I hope you enjoyed it. Maybe it will encourage you to take a second or third look at some of the rejects you still have hanging around in your stash!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Stick it Down April Card Sketch Challenge
2. TCP Tuesday Challenge #356 - Spring
3. Allsorts Week #514 - Sentiment in Focus
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #382-383 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper
6. Three Amigos Challenge #25 - Springtime
7. April Show and Share - AG