It’s a wonderful day! Today I’m so excited to be the Guest Stamper on Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty blog. What a real honor! In preparation for this day, I played around with lots of fun ideas and different styles – flashy, solemn, silly. In the end, though, I decided to create and share a project that best exemplifies my style as a card designer – tailored layers of beautiful card stock in a very clean style. Here’s my project:
- Perfect Layers and Balance. I love a well-matted card with gorgeous layers of card stock – so tailored, so clean. Behind each of these panels of card stock, I positioned a piece of Whisper White card stock, just 1/8″ longer on both sides. The Pear Pizzazz panel is balanced perfectly between two rows of trees and extends just beyond the outermost frame. I achieved additional balance by adding three Cherry Cobbler circles punched from the Cupcake Builder punch. These circles are smaller than a candy dot and don’t scream for attention like those rhinestones and pearls.
- Note Card. The only layer on this card that isn’t matted is the Whisper White sentiment that I cropped with Ovals Collection Framelits. I needed that big pop of white as a focal point on this card. Regular Whisper White card stock is not as sturdy as colored card stock and might bend a bit if popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and not supported by an additional layer of card stock. To compensate, I stamped my sentiment on a Whisper White note card – much sturdier and just as beautiful.
- Color Combination. It’s so easy to create some really great color combinations at Christmas time. All of Stampin’ Up!’s green, red and brown colors work beautifully together. I paired the rich Early Espresso with the regal Cherry Cobbler. To soften things up a bit, I chose the somewhat-muted Pear Pizzazz to round out my color palette. If you like these three colors together, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Merry Everything Papers: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Note Card Inks: Cherry Cobbler Accessories: Cupcake Builder punch, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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