Marina Mist and Summer Starfruit…recognize the combination? After last week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge, which featured this beautiful color mix, I was inspired to make this card. The background is an homage to beaded curtains from the ’70′s – Christmas ornaments transformed into a peaceful curtain of beads:
I started by stamping this small ornament from Ornament Keepsakes in Marina Mist and Summer Starfruit…over and over and over. I cut out each one with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies…over and over and over. I drew four staggered lines with a scored-and-folded piece of card stock and a Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write marker, laid the cutouts on the card base and created a nice diagonal pattern with the “beads”. I added a simple sentiment (so as to not distract from the background pattern).
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Play with the card size. It’s common to see card projects that feature 4-1/4″x5-1/2″ card bases (believe me, you’ll see lots of them on my site). Try something different! Every once in a while, I’ll surprise you with a 3″x3″ or a 5″x5″. In this case, I’ve designed a card to fit inside a standard business envelope.
- Play with the pieces. As with a lot of projects I’ve shared with you, I cut a lot of pieces and tried a lot of backgrounds before deciding on the look I liked best. Play with all the pieces, stamp them in different colors, lay them out differently on the card front…and take your time. Rarely will you ever end up with the card you set out to make – and most times, you’ll be MORE than happy with the end result.
Stamp sets: Ornament Keepsakes, Sweet Essentials Papers: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit Inks: Marina Mist, Summer Starfruit, Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Marker Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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