Purvi has challenged us to use doodling on our cards in some way. Whether it's doodling a design from scratch or using doodle-style elements or just adding a bit of something here and there.
Well I had the July Simon Says Stamp card kit on my desk and was flipping through the lovely Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills papers when I saw one design that reminded me a little of Scandinavian floral prints and the Sanderson Dandelion print, so I got my trusty black cat pen out and added a few lines here and there:
Paper: Pink Fresh Studio - Indigo Hills Stamp: Simon Says Stamp Dies: Neat & Tangled Other: pearl, vellum
I think the added doodle worked quite well for the border. :) And I really like the grey hybrid ink that was included with the kit, it's dark enough for greetings but not as harsh as some darker greys.
Remember to check out the blog for lots more doodle inspiration here and play along if you get chance.
How could I forget to mention the stunning paper flowers also in this collection? The colours are so vibrant! I love the combination of vintage-y doily with puffy stickers and that lovely "Shine Bright" font from the ephemera pack - a perfect colour match for the Kate & Co. enamel dots from My Mind's Eye I still had in the packet.
Paper, puffy stickers, ephemera: Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Free Spirit Other: 3D foam tape
Another thing you know I love to use on my cards are frames, lots to choose from in the ephemera pack!
Paper, cardstock stickers, ephemera: Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Free Spirit Stamp: PTI Other: bling, 3D foam tape
For this card, I cut up lots of scraps into strips to create the background and simply stamped a greeting on one of the labels in the journaling sheet and added a few butterflies and crystals.
Paper, cardstock stickers, ephemera: Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Free Spirit Die: Paper Smooches Other: 3D foam tape
Well there was another frame to be used, and I couldn't resist using the pineapples some how! And the Paper Smooches Cheers die works quite well for a tropical-themed birthday! ;)