I have a serious crush on my Pursuit of Happiness stamp set. There, I said it. While some of these sentiments are from years gone by, they all have a beautiful message that’s important to hear today. I’ve wanted to use the Desmond Tutu quote for quite some time: “Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” OK, so the words are easy to jumble up if you try to read it out loud at a normal pace. Just read it slowly to yourself over and over until you are comfortable enough to read it to someone else, but definitely share this one. Please report back to me to let me know who was lucky enough to hear you recite these words (pets count if no one else is around).
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- “Borrow” your color combinations. Blue and red make a great combination, but Island Indigo and Riding Hood Red are simply divine. I’ve been using Island Indigo a lot lately, and it pairs beautifully with this shade of red. Where did I get the idea? It’s one of the colors showcased in Twitterpated DSP. Even though the piece of DSP I used only contains Riding Hood Red, I chose to select from the DSP colors rather than my Color Coach this round. Lots of great combinations available inside the catalog.
- Reduce, reuse. I knew I wanted to pair the card stocks on the base of this card, and I knew I wanted to crop the large flower shape from my framelits. Rather than waste an entire sheet of 4-3/4″x4-3/4″ Island Indigo card stock (one for the background and one for the framelit), I let one piece do the work of two. Once the DSP is carefully glued on top of the cropped leftovers, no one will be the wiser:
- Maintain your focus. The focus of this card is the sentiment. While the DSP I chose has a lot of detail, there are only two colors featured. As a result, the eye is drawn right to the sentiment. I tried this card with the tiny floral print from the same pack of DSP (the beatuful one with the red, pink and blue flowers). Didn’t work. My eye was too busy processing the colors to get right to the sentiment. Think about it. OK, stop thinking about it, and just scroll back up to see the finished product again.
Stamp set: Pursuit of Happiness Papers: Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper Inks: Island Indigo Accessories: Floral Frames Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch
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