Make It Monday #43 and Play Date Cafe #109

I gave Make It Monday #43 another go, this time using the Play Date Cafe #109 colors (aren’t they so fabulously beautiful??!  Oh my stinkin’ word!):

My creation:

I pictured a flower ensemble at the bottom with some pleated ribbon, and I was certain that my new Simple Sunflower stamp set would be perfect – and I’ve really been wanting to break it open and give it some attention.  These sunflowers are my new absolute favorite, I believe.  So gorgeous in detail, and fun to create!

Click on photo to enlarge for details.

I’m a little stunned that I was able to pull off a card like this, because my constant urge/impulse is to add mat layers, because they give me the sensation that I have a way to hide my mistakes or weaknesses a little better.  Single-layer cards are NOT my specialty.  They intimidate me, actually.  But I love them and always find myself wishing I could create them, like so many in Creative Blogland are able to do.

Anyway.  This card makes me smile.  I really love it.  I think it’s another perfect reflection of how I like my cards – simple but pretty.  And I think I would pee my pants in glee if someone sent a card like this to me in the mail – LOL! ;-D

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes, Simple Sunflower (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  Rustic White Cardstock (PTI)
Inks:  Coral, Sky Gray (Colorbox); Chocolate (Hampton Art A La Mode)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Satin Saddle-Stitch Ribbon (Offray)
Tools:   Simple Sunflower Die Collection (PTI)
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17 thoughts on “Make It Monday #43 and Play Date Cafe #109

  1. Yeah, Ally! There is something really special about using the sunflowers in this non-traditional color scheme that I am crazy about. Thanks for the inspiration-I will play with my own stamp set and think more creatively with it! The overall impact is elegant-love the flourish in the background!

  2. What an absolutely fab card–LOVE the non traditional flower colors! I also used ribbon pleating on my submission–it's the first time I've done it and it's so much fun! 🙂 Found you via PDC. 🙂 Love the bling, too!

  3. Oh, gorgeous! I love your placement of the flowers and your lovely ruffled ribbon. I tried to make a card with these colors and just couldn't do it–yours looks great!

  4. Beautiful! I think these are such fresh colors … and your sunflower turned pink is perfect! Love the pleated ribbon too. Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Cafe! HUGS.

  5. This is so pretty, Ally! I LOVE that flourish, and your ribbon treatment is over-the-top fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. This is beautiful! I just love your take on the colours and your pleated ribbon is divine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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