Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Cards and Tags: SOUS May 1st Card Challenge

I have to start this post with a huge kudos to Leah Schaeffer.  She is one of the co-creaters of SOUS (not to mention an incredibly class act person) and has been simply amazing to work with on the SOUS Design Team.  It's her wonderful sketch that we were inspired by in today's challenge.  So here's what I came up with:

And this is Leah's clever sketch that my card was based on:

For my card, I used a new collection that I adore: the DIY Collection by Crate Paper.  It's this cool combo of whimsical and office-- picture if someone really trendy and artistic took over your office supply store and there you have it!

For the background of this card, I layered the paper, then cut a semi-circle and inked a baking doily which I layered on top of the semi-circle.  I used Studio G alphabet stamps to spell out the "you're my type" sentiment.  The typewriter and speech bubble are from the DIY collection as well.

For the top, I added some layers of paper to make it look like there was a handful of notebook pages inside (sticking with the whole writing / office theme).  I used Prima paper and an edge punch from Stampin' Up! to make the torn edges on top.

This card was a lot of fun to put together.  Thanks to SOUS and to Leah for another great card sketch to inspire us!