Since Stampin’ Up!’s 2014 Holiday was released yesterday, you’d think I would be presenting some incredible new-and-exciting product from inside its beautiful pages. I didn’t plan my week so well, so I missed out on the “new” part (I used a carryover stamp from last year’s Holiday Catalog and a sentiment stamp from the Annual Catalog), but “exciting” is still there. 🙂 Here’s my card for this week’s FabFriday sketch:
And here’s the sketch that inspired my card:
- Sentiment Placement. When I was planning this card in my mind, I would have a banner across the focal point that includes this sentiment from And Many More. My planning was a bit off, though, because another banner across the wheat didn’t work well with the two banners I already had – and I didn’t want to cover the wheat. I had already cropped the image with my Squares Collection Framelits – what to do, what to do? You already know the answer to this predicament because you’ve already looked at the card, but I’m going to tell you anyway. This mistake turned into a blessing because I really, really like the sentiment turned on its side (and I probably wouldn’t have done that without being forced into it). Yay for poor planning.
- Ever-so-lightly. The panel of wood, also from Truly Grateful, is stamped two times over top of the wheat. This image was stamped in Crumb Cake and stamped off three times before beings stamped onto this image to give a very, very light hint of the wood texture. Didn’t want it to overpower – but didn’t expect that it would barely show up in the photo. Either way, it adds a touch of texture, and that’s a good thing.
- A Perfect Fall Color Combination. It’s not difficult to pair Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful colors with one another. This combination of [various shades of] red, yellow, brown and green work perfectly together to say, “Autumn is in the air” – even when Autumn is not in the air. 🙂 The base panel of Cajun Craze (it’s one of the gorgeous pieces of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper) grounds this card. Along with the three candy cots (also in Cajun Craze), I’ve added enough weight in the lower left corner to balance the large panel on the right. If you like this color combination, feel free to copy this:
Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful, And Many More Papers: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Inks: Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow Accessories: Squares Collection Framelits, Linen Thread, Hexagon punch (for banner tips), Regals Candy Dots (Cajun Craze), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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