Karren Johnson has created a super-fun sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge – a simple rectangle that allows the sentiment to take center stage. What fun! After seeing that none of the Design Team Members used Stampin’ Up!’s AMAZING Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Botanicals for You, I knew what I’d make. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for Karren’s challenge that inspired my card:
- Sideways. My super-simple Valentine’s Day card follows Karren’s sketch – in “portrait view” rather than “landscape view.” I flipped Karren’s sketch on its side so that I could use Botanicals for You without making you twist your neck to see it. Aren’t I sweet? 🙂 This is totally allowable in sketches – the layout is there for inspiration, not duplication. The project I shared yesterday followed the same “going against the grain” approach (you can see it here). That project also featured Ovals – I guess I’m just stubborn like that. 🙂
- One Stamp, Two Inks. To create this slight shift of color from Real Red to Melon Mambo, I simply inked most of the top of this sentiment with Melon Mambo (the lighter of the two colors) and then inked the rest with Real Red. I made sure I created a visible line down the middle that I could duplicate in the background piece of cardstock.
- Valentine’s Day Colors. While this sentiment isn’t defined for any particular holiday or reason, the colors I used inform that it could easily be a Valentine’s Day project. Perhaps it could be given along with a box of chocolate? 🙂 If you like this unexpected combination of colors, feel free to save this: You can see more Valentine’s Day color combinations here.
Stamp Sets: Botanicals for You Papers: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White Inks: Real Red, Melon Mambo Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Earn Botanicals for You for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. This amazing stamp set – with lots of fun sentiments and images – can be earned during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase of the Stampin’ Up! products you already love. For more information about Sale-a-Bration, click here.
I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!