It’s been a while since I shared a “Three Things I Like…” post, so this one’s been a long time coming. It’s so fun for me to share other people’s cards with you and to share why I like their card so much. Here’s how this works:
- I find a card I absolutely love.
- I share the card with you.
- I share three things I like about the card and its design.
That’s right – I limit myself to just three things I like – and that can be really hard sometimes. Today’s “Three Things I Like…” card was created by Debbie Dean, a fellow Pal, who recently had a little reason to thank me but thanked me in a very big way. During my two-hour workshop on Sunday, this is the only card I passed around to share with the attendees. Here’s Debbie’s card:
Three Things I Like About This Card:
- Texture. You already know I’m a fool for some great texture, right? Well, this card’s got it all. For the brown centerpiece on this card, Debbie used a piece of Baked Brown Sugar Core’dinations Cardstock. She not only stamped it with the Hardwood background stamp (giving it a faux texture), but she also ran the piece of cardstock through the Big Shot with a Woodgrain Textured Impression Embossing Folder. It seems as though she ran it through on a different tab to give it a delicate impression – definitely not the deep impression I’m accustomed to seeing with this folder. And let’s not forget the pointed edges of the Starburst Framelit Die at the center of this card.
- Colors. I think I can find any reason to love any combination of colors. During Fall, I long for the bright colors of Spring. After all the bright and romantic colors of Spring and Valentine’s Day, I was immediately drawn to the browns in Debbie’s card. Sure, the card is made with Early Espresso and Baked Brown Sugar, but the center coverage of Very Vanilla keeps the entire card bright and clean.
- Clean and Vintage. Debbie describes her cardmaking aesthetic as “vintage” so she admitted to me it was difficult to make this clean card for me. She used the Stampin’ Distress Tool to “rough up” the edges of the white cardstock border. I love how it adds such a beautiful roughness to an otherwise clean-as-whistle card. With its distressed edges, this card is crisp as can be.
Yay! I did it! I successfully limited my “I Likes” to just three things. Just three – and I didn’t even mention how crisp the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso embossing powder. And I didn’t mention how much I love that she layered the Starburst Framelit with a Circle Framelit (instead of adding another Starburst). And I didn’t point out that the layers are so perfectly balanced.
Stamp sets: Simply Celebrate, Hardwood Papers: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar Core’dinations Cardstock Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Starburst Framelit Dies, Circles Collection Framelits, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Distress Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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