This past week, I needed a “thanks for being awesome” card and instinctively reached for the fun and colorful pages of the new Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. The paper inspired me to make this quick-and-easy, fresh-as-can-be card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. I really wanted a bright, cheery card. While I was originally attracted to the page of lemons in the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, this page of watercolor washed dots really spoke to me. There are several pages that could have given me the bright feeling I was looking for, but it doesn’t get more sunshiny than this. While some of this page appears to be speckled with Crushed Curry, the shades are definitely Daffodil Delight. Is there a better foundation for a summery thank you card?
- Other Elements. This super-simple card features a beautiful paper (we’ve already talked about Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper) and a fun sentiment (from Sunburst Sayings), but the dies and punches are what really bring these elements together to one beautifully simple card. Here are the punches and dies used, working my way up from the base of the card (you can click on any of these items to see more in my online store):
- Refreshing Color Combination. Is there anything more refreshing than a lemon-lime combination? It’s clean, it’s crisp, it’s refreshing. I love the brightness of Daffodil Delight paired with the soft murkiness of Pear Pizzazz. This combination definitely brightens my day. If you, too, like this combination of colors, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Sunburst Sayings Papers: Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Gray Accessories: Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Project Life Corner Rounder, Flower Medallion punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
After I cropped the Flower Medallion with Pear Pizzazz paper, I curled the petals a bit with my bone folder to add a little lift to the flowers – the flower is lifted off the Fresh Fruit panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the 1-3/8″ circle of Daffodil Delight is lifted off the flower.
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