This week Betty is challenging us to "Use Those Unused Stamps In Your Set". That was a bit of a challenge for me since I actually use pretty much every stamp in each of my sets, so I decided to use a set that I don't use often enough.
I used Flourishes "Sailing Away" set colored in with Tombows and cut out with a craft knife. The frame, from a Graphic 45 paper, intrigued me while I was at my LSS. Then I saw Becca's Pleated Background I really wanted to try it. The pearls are from Zva and the underlying pleated paper and old fashioned tag, are from other Graphic 45 papers.
I cannot take credit for this card's pleated design, I saw Becca's (from AmazingPaperGrace.com) design and had to try it out, it was so pretty! I am a total fan of hers, since I found her blog, a year ago. I asked Becca for permission to use her design, and she, kindly said yes :) So all credit and honors go to Becca, who is so kind to this newbie card maker :) Thank you so much, Becca, you made this fan of yours, day, I'm so honored :) Please check out her blog, she has so many great cards and ideas, it's hard not to look and get inspired!
I have had so much fun and really enjoyed stretching my creative muscles with the Flourishes Design Team!! I would like to thank the amazing and incredibly talented Flourishes Team, for this wonderful and awesome opportunity. I am truly honored to have met and had fun with all of you. Everyone has been so amazing and nice :)
Now, I'm going to go enjoy the great eye candy on the rest of the Design Teams blogs :)