Freshly Made Sketches has a new look to their site – it’s fresh, clean and fun just like Jen Mitchell’s sketch this week. I added a few more layers (you know I can’t help myself) to showcase the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (on sale this month) and Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s my card for Jen’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- Layer Construction. This card showcases the brilliant colors and patterns of these two papers – each layer is precisely positioned to showcase each. Once I had all my pieces cut out, it was important to glue them all down in a formal, systematic method. First, I glued the top layer to the white frame behind – keeping the layers flush with the right sides. Then I glued those pieces to the Pop of Pink panel (again, flush with the right sides) before centering all of that on the white frame. Here’s a quick video I created late last year to show how I line up layers that are flush with one side:
- It’s Not a Cutout. After I glued down this little heart that was cropped with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits with the Pop of Pink paper, I realized that it looks as though the heart cuts through the Night of Navy and Whisper White layers. The optical illusion was not my intent, but it’s kinda cool, don’t you think?
- Color Combination. I adore the stark opposition of Night of Navy and Melon Mambo – the deep blue and bright pink are so different from one another that they make a great pair. With all the layers and patterns on this card, I paired the two with a Crumb Cake base to find a midway point between the two (Crumb Cake is such a grounding force). If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this:
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (featured above) is one of eight Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s Buy Three, Get One Free Promotion. This promotion runs through October and is a GREAT way to stock up on amazing papers. Yippee!
Stamp Sets: Fresh Fruit Papers: Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Thick Whisper White Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!