Yesterday I shared one of the cards I made with my new goodies from Founder’s Circle. The Mint Macaron balloons on the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper made quite a festive backdrop for the card. What fun! Here’s the second card I made with this beautiful paper – a quick and simple card that showcases the paper perfectly:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Bold Panel. This panel of banners and hearts from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper isn’t a pattern I would normally be drawn to. The banners aren’t designed in perfect lines and aren’t event spaced apart, so the Type A accountant in me doesn’t find them immediately appealing. Still, there was something appealing about them, and I was excited by the challenge. By showcasing this panel of printed paper on a white panel on a white card base, the panel is front-and-center on this project. The sentiment and flower are a focal point, but the panel of paper is the star.
- Build a Bridge. So, we’ve established that the paper is the star of this card. When I added the sentiment, I thought I’d be done. Nope. A little squint test, and I knew the card needed a little something else – something to bridge the large panel and the simple sentiment. With the limited supplies on hand for our Founder’s Circle make-and-takes, I grabbed the Petite Petals punch and cropped a simple flower with Watermelon Wonder paper. The flower links the Designer Series Paper panel with the sentiment perfectly.
- Color Combination. How pretty are these colors together? Simple but so effective. I’ve really grown to love Mossy Meadow and would really hate to see it go away when the new catalog is released next year. If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Birthday Blooms (sneak peek from 2016 Occasions Catalog) Papers: Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (sneak peek from 2016 Occasions Catalog), Thick Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder Inks: Watermelon Wonder Accessories: Petite Petals punch, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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