I must say that I ALMOST didn't make this month's challenge as I am a little, well, score-challenged let's just say...
Using my mini-scor-it was a bit daunting at first but I'm really glad I did. I really like the embossed look that Nichole showed us on her blog a few weeks ago, but since I don't have Nesties it was a little more difficult but I'm pretty happy w/ the end result:
I used the new Lavender Moon Cardstock to get this party started, along with Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White and also the dotted DP from the adorable Bitty Baby Blessings line. SO sweet! I wanted the saying, "It's the little things that make life BIG" (stampin up!) to be the focal point of the card...get it..."little things"=baby card or congrats on pregnancy card. I was debating whether or not to use an image but I didn't want to take away too much from the scoring as well as the mini primas I wanted to use.
I started by distressing the whole card as well as the little strip of DP with Ranger's Distress Ink (Tim Holtz's line) in Antique Linen. I then scored my piece of white paper and stamped saying w/ the new Lavender Moon ink from Papertrey....soooo pretty! I then distressed the whole piece of white instead of just the edges. To me, this really enhances the score lines which are the heart of this month's Blog Hop. I then distressed the edges of a piece of Lemon Tart CS and adhered the white piece to it. As a final step, I added little pearl embellishments to mini paper primas (the ones in the little soda bottles), which I distressed as well to really pull in the whole effect. I put the two outer flowers on w/ a flat glue dot and the center yellow one with a dimensional just to give it some additional texture.
Thanks to all for stopping by and taking a peek! I can't wait to get home from work tonight and start hopping and chit-chatting on the forum! This is a really fun monthly activity and I can't tell you how much it means to see everyone's comments, etc. on my blog. It's really amazing to think that because of Papertrey we have all met new friends and have gotten to share so many neat ideas.
Have fun and see y'all tonight!