Have you ever tried so hard to make your design fit into the guidelines of a challenge that you end-up ruining the card altogether?
On this card, I started with the Color Palette from My Favorite Things combined with a Sketch from Just Add Ink. I think about my card designs abstractly when I begin, but I seldom have the entire idea decided until the end.
I started by die cutting the MFT Die-Namics Blueprint 11 in both blue & white cardstock. I decided I liked the contrast of the white letters on the blue background rather than the blue-on-white, so I started there. Next I cut the orange circle which provided a nice contrast to my text. Then ... things started falling apart.
I tried several ways to incorporate the final color - Fuse Green (stamping sentiments, images, punches, etc.). Finally, I noticed the star on the table leftover from the Blueprint, and then the rest of the card came together. I pulled out some coordinating star punches, and I was able to layer on the colors.
As I was getting ready to photograph the card, I spied some coordinating embellishments that I placed over three of the punched dots ... and voila, it was done.
I had a great visit with my Mom & Step-Dad this weekend ... it was so fun to get to show them our new home and some of Iowa ... and to get a few pictures of Mom & Me.