For today's card, I used the hostess stamp set, "Carry On." The phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On" became famous in England during World War II. It's made a recent comeback though and can be seen on signs, mugs, and even Stampin' Up cards. Although "Keep Calm and Carry On" is a great phrase, for us stampers, "Keep Calm and Stamp On" is more fun! "Carry On" and the flowers I stamped on the "First Edition" Specialty Designer Series Paper from the set "Elements of Style" are both retiring this weekend.
For me personally, stamping again has been a lot of fun. It gives me something else to think about and be creative. Although the Create with Connie and Mary sketch looks fabulous with bright, happy colors, I wanted to challenge myself and only used Basic Black and Very Vanilla (with a tiny bit of Crumb Cake on the wooden stamp in the center.) It's not my usual style, but I like it for a change.
So, keep calm, stamper friends, and
I used the following Stampin' Up products on this card:
Carry On and Elements of Style Stamp Sets
Crumb Cake and Basic Black Classic Ink
Very Vanilla and Basic Black Card Stock
First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
3/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon