This has been another tough week. The husband of a friend of mine passed away and it has affected all of us on our Yahoo Group once again.
I was having a really hard time getting any kind of inspiration going so I decided to read some of my emails. One of them was for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #200. I saw some great cards there but really loved this one by Rae Harper-Burnet:
I realized that I had the stamp that made the speckled background in the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The flower is from the Peaceful Petals stamp set and works well so I cased her card. I made a couple of changes in mine so that it would not be identical to hers. Mine will not be posted on the PPA200 challenge.
First of all I took a piece of white card stock and stamped the "splattered" design over the entire background. I used one of the dies I have had for a long tme and not sure I had ever used before. The flower is from the SU Peaceful Petals stamp set. The inks and colored card stock I used are Perfect Plum. Before adding the layers to the front of the white card base, I decided to emboss the front and chose the folder with the random raised dots which I think complimented the "splattered" stamped background.
I hope you like the card. Take a moment to visit the PPA to see some really great creations. And be sure to visit Rae's blog for some wonderful projects.