Happy Friday everyone! Wow, I can hardly believe TGIF Challenges is on #100! It seems so long ago. (I was actually living in an entirely different state when this challenge site started.) This was one of the first sites that I participated in regularly as a challenger. It really helped me grow as a stamper and a blogger and I give this team and challenge site a lot of credit for who I am today!
One sweet lady in particular - Mercedes - has really inspired me over the years and I admire her for not only her insanely creative style, but for her love of Jesus. Now we are on the SU! Artisan Design Team together and I consider her a great friend! Check out her blog and I'm sure you'll see why she's been on the ADT 3x!
Here is the card I made for today. I wanted to make a card with Kraft cardstock - one of Mercedes favorites, add some shabby chic details and some punches. Lots of layers and details!
I used the Oh So Succulent stamp set and stamped the succulents on a large tag I made with one of the Lots of Labels Framelits. I also added a piece of Sending Love Glassine Sheet punched out with the Best Badge punch and topped that off with the embossed sentiment from Badges & Banners punched out with the Duet Banner Punch and a doily.
One of my favorite things about Mercedes is her simple and creative approach to stamping. Sometimes she can find a really unique use for a punch or die that you would've never thought of - but other times it is something really simple. One thing in particular that I picked up on with Mercedes' cards is the half circles punched on the sides of the card that hold the Linen Thread or other twine.
I think it's one of her signature styles :) I love it!
For the inside, I added a little more of the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and a doily scrap for that extra detail.
I'm so happy that we get to honor the one who started TGIF Challenges! I hope you join along!
Have a wonderful weekend!