Julee Tilman designs very unique sketches, unlike my "normal" card style, so they really stretch me creatively. I love that! Here is this week's sketch:
Here's my card:
The sentiment stamps and the small and large doily stamps are from the Waltzingmouse Stamps line. I am tickled by how well those doilies go with the October Afternoon Thrift Shop printed papers. Of course, I had to add a few Swarovski crystals here and there for accents.
The thing I like best about this card is the way inspiration struck and I split apart some clear sentiment stamps (gasp! I know!) from two different stamp sets and combined them to get my sentiment for my label. "Homespun hugs" was one stamp and "Birthday wishes" was another. A little careful slicing with a craft knife and I was able to create a label that said what I wanted it to convey. (Note: WMS stamps are very high quality; I would not attempt this with thinner clear stamps for risk of tearing.)
Once I was pleased with my stamp alignment, I stamped and embossed a couple of sheets of this arrangement in various colours, then cut them out using a number of different dies. Don't be surprised if you see this sentiment pop up again in future cards.