Shirley Quarry asked the CCEE team to make a card using a favorite sketch and dress it up with brads. One of my favorite layouts is color blocking nine shapes -- either squares or circles. I cut nine squares just short of 1 3/4" square from Basic Grey's Sultry designer paper and glued them down in alternating colors, mounted on a darker green piece from the same paper pad. I added a small green brad to the centers.
I have always loved dogwoods. We had two beautiful dogwood trees in our yard when I was growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The dogwood images on my card are from a soon-to-be-released set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, called, appropriately enough, Dogwood Blossoms. I colored the image with Copic markers and added some Ultrafine Flower Soft in a mixture of Sand and Sage in the centers. After cutting out the image, I popped it up with Pop Dots and added the sentiment.
I stamped the larger dogwood blossom onto the envelope.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Dogwood Blossoms
Paper: MFP Fresh Cream, Snow Storm Smooth; Basic Grey Sultry DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Copic markers, Brads, Circle punches, Pop dots