Thanks a bunch!

Happy Saturday evening! I have had a fun day stamping and used inspiration from 2 challenges to create a card. First was the current Global Design Project

And second was the TGIF challenge

What did the 2 design ideas have in common? Plaid! I am usually quite uncomfortable with plaid. I rarely use it because I usually feel like it’s “too much”. But there’s been so much of it lately and it’s all so cute. So I jumped in to these challenges to stretch myself and try out plaid after a very long time of avoiding it!

I used a sheet of plaid pattern paper as my place to start off. I grabbed the colors from it and went from there. I was inspired by the designer on the Global Design challenge and how she did floral with her plaid. So I went with that idea

I used the “Beautiful Bouquet” stamp set by Stampin’ Up! as well as the set’s coordinating dies. It was kind of fun to look at the colors on the plaid paper and use them to make this bouquet. They aren’t colors I’d normally reach for, so it was good for me to stretch my creativity! I used another piece of pattern paper that matched the green in the plaid as well as the stems. It has kind of a distressed look and I like it with the plaid piece!

And that is why I love jumping into challenges! They make me think outside my normal stamping box. And those of you who follow me, know how much love I declare for challenges! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by to see this one today


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