Sketch challenge over at Simply Less is More. This challenge blog by Mandi and Chrissie has grown from strength to strength. There is always a tutorial, lots of inspirational cards and a very talented and comment-happy community supporting it. This is definitely one of my favourite challenge blogs.
I'm not used to the DL card so keeping the "balance" was a challenge, even with the sketch already provided which happily follows the rule of thirds. Because it has to be clean and simple, there's the challenge to fight the urge to fill all that space.
I initially wanted the bottom to be embossed for texture; a white-on-white effect - which I might still do. In the meantime, here's what I've got:
stamp: Stampin Up Just Believe
ink: SU Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
punches: 1 3/4" scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle
others: SU Pear Pizzazz ribbon and pearls
Using just one stamp set is rare for me but I set that as a personal challenge this time. The teeny-weeny pearls, the littlest of embellishments, were a last-minute addition which I think add a sweet and elegant touch. Don't you think?