I spent the last couple of days puttering around my stamp organizing some of my supplies. To the casual observer it doesn't look like I did a lot, but a sharp eyed stamper would know otherwise! By Friday night, I was done with organizing and wanted to get inky so I found a couple of challenges that looked good together and sat down to make this card. The colors are from Color Throwdown and the layout is from Nacho Average Challenge, back from a summer hiatus.
I'm not entirely happy with how this turned out. I was trying to create a bit of a shadow effect using the two green colors of the challenge, but I didn't quite get the look I was going for. On the plus side I tried something new. After stamping the sentiment on the little flag I was confronted with some blank space and decided a staple would be the perfect embellishment to take up the slack. I've seen others use staples and always thought it was a nifty look, so I thought I'd give it a go. And it is a pretty nifty look!
I've got a busy crafting week coming up so I hope to be wildly prolific in my stamp room this weekend. Wish me luck!
Stamps: Meadow Greens (Papertrey Ink); Gorgeous Grunge, Fabulous Phrases (SU)
Accessories: First Place Award Ribbon die (My Favorite Things)