Friday, August 29, 2014


This week's challenge on the MDS Monday blog  pushed my inspiration button immediately because I love using the overlay stamps in backgrounds! Here is Holly's sketch:

I decided to create a card this time and to use one of my favorite overlay stamps, "Paris" (from "Presto Patterns Overlays") and my favorite DSP collection, "Fanfare" to fill my punch shapes (in lieu of photos). The sketch uses a square overlay, but we could use any overlay stamp which allowed for a lot of creative room!
I love keys as symbols for love and the future, so they are perfect on any card for wedding, anniversary, valentine, or graduation! Think, "keys to my heart" and "keys to the future."

Elements and design details:
Presto Pattern Overlay "Paris" colored Blushing Bride and opacity reduced.
Punches: Decorative Label, Hearts Collection 1, Circle, Curly Label
Background (reduced opacity) and punch-fill DSPs all from Fanfare; 
lace trim (Island Indigo) from Fanfare stamps;
Keys from  Elementary Elegance and Artistic Etchings stampbrush sets;
Flower is the Whisper White #2 Festive Bloom recolored with Calypso Coral;
"Meant to be" stampbrush from "Wedding Words" stampbrush set;
"Grow & Enjoy together" (Island Indigo) stampbrush from Love Birds designer kit


  1. Lovely card Suzanne! I just adore all your projects. You are a very talented artist. I love the vintage feel to this whole card!

  2. Very pretty Suzanne, Fan Fair is a favorite of mine as well. Your card is just lovely for a Wedding, lots of pretty details!

  3. What a lovely card, Suzanne! Great choices in the different shapes and how you filled them. Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday!