In the recesses of my imagination, there’s a Stampin’ Up! factory dedicated to producing all of the papers, inks and accessories in Baja Breeze. I just can’t get enough of this color. Baja Breeze pairs just as well with light pinks and yellows as does with dark browns and blues. It looks just as lovely with Whisper White as it does with Very Vanilla. The color combinations are endless. I have to believe that I help to keep the lights on at the Baja Breeze factory because I’m reaching for it at every turn.
Pam let me borrow some of her stamp sets while she was traveling, and one of them is My Friend. I tried so many ways to use the silhouette of flowers in this set before I had to give it back. I tried embossing in clear and then brayering a dark color over. I tried stamping in black and then sponging a sunset behind. I was never happy with any of the results. As she was pulling into the driveway to pick up her stamp set (and on her way out of town again), I quickly stamped the flowers in Baja Breeze on First Edition DSP and really liked what I saw. I tried to continue the theme of Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla in a sympathy card:
So, here’s the deal – there’s something I really like about this card, but there’s definitely something I don’t like. I intended to put a strip of the Baja Breeze ribbon across the Very Vanilla panel at the top of the card, but then the whole thing would look like a gift-wrapped package. Booo! I was stuck. AND, it’s all glued down, so I can’t “fix” it until I can get back over to Pam’s to use her stamp again.
Can you help me? What are your suggestions? What do I need to do to “fix” this mess? I want to keep it clean and simple but feel it’s missing something. I tried a Papillon Potpourri butterfly, but that didn’t work. I feel like this is almost where it needs to be, but I don’t know what to change. Please let me your commnents below. I’d love to hear what you have to say.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders (just one today):
- Use the punch for a partial shape. I punched the Baja Breeze border with the Decorative Label Punch. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla and then punched the top border with the punch turned sideways (making sure I lined up the sentiment along the top of the sideways placed punch). I then fed the image back into the punch to cut the bottom portion. I trimmed the sides to even them out.
Stamp sets: My Friend, Thoughts and Prayers Papers: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, First Edition Designer Series Paper Inks: Baja Breeze Accessories: 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (Baja Breeze), Decorative Label Punch
Brooke’s Birthday Dinner (part 2):
Under my promotional contract with Annie’s Thai Castle (see yesterday’s blog entry), I am required to show pictures of our delicious celebratory dinner. First, Brooke loved her card. Here she is giving her best “hey, look at this” face:
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, and she was “surprised” by some fried bananas with coconut and mango ice cream. I say “surprised” because they brought out the dessert plates and forks about five minutes before they brought the surprise dessert. 🙂
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