Happy New Year!! What better way to start off 2011 than with a fabulous new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!? Karen designed a fantastic sketch for us to play with this week. I have to admit, initially I was a little stumped with that offset, cut off ginormous circle - but once I got going with this one, it turned out I really loved it!
I decided to play with one of my favorite Verve sets of 2010, Dream Big, for my sample card - keeping the focus on those large beautiful flower images that I can't seem to get enough of! I decided not to use the stems that come in the set but just the flowers by themselves (LOVE that the flowers and stems are separate in this set so you can do that!).
The DP is another old favorite, a retired pattern from Scenic Route (these were from scraps, so I don't know the exact line - sorry!). I stamped each of the 3 flowers once in Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Marina Mist ink to match the DP and cut them out with my hobby knife so I could pop them up on dimensionals. I added some buttons to the flower centers and the "thank you" sentiment from the same Dream Big set. Some pom pom trim and a scallop border were the finishing touches. I have to admit I'm really loving this bright and cheerful card!
Be sure to check out the other Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs and see what they've done with this week's sketch.