As I was cruising the aisles of Michaels looking for some double pointed knitting needles, Basic Grey Ambrosia paper called my name. I swear I heard it. Who was I to argue with the gorgeous paper?
Hop in my shopping basket BG!
I’m completely in the fall spirit this weekend, with my yummy Beet soup I made yesterday and now this Ambrosia paper. A few weeks ago I picked up a few stamps in the dollar bin at Michaels and have been very eager to use them.
Ambrosia paper and tree stamps are a match made in heaven.
I used the sketch from Taylor’s Cupcake sketch challenge (you can go and play along here).
It’s a really straight forward sketch that can be kept simple or made ornate. I decided to keep this one simple, but I have a few other cards to make so I might play around with it.
I used SU Grey cardstock for the base and realized the BG Ambrosia paper matched SU Mostly Mustard perfectly! I distressed all the edges with TH Tea Dye distress ink…I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. I always find my edges are too harsh, so I’m stamping off my sponge before I hit the paper and it’s helping a lot.
I added some tiny rhinestones in orange and yellow…don’t look to closely, the Crystal Effects wasn’t dry when I took the picture. I’m incredibly impatient when it comes to letting things dry…that’s why Stickles and I don’t get along so well!
I added some BG buttons to the bottom, tied with some white string that I rubbed with more Tea Dye ink to take away some whiteness.
Ciao for now,
EDITED TO ADD:
Here’s another card using the same sketch, but I made it into (my first) gate fold card. The card is a bit smaller than I intended it to be (4 1/4” wide by 8 1/2” long), but it’s a baby card, so it’s cute to be small, right?
I used SU Tempting Turquoise for the base, BG Lime Ricky DP and SU Yo-Yo Yellow.
Stamp is from MFT Baby on Board.