All this gloomy weather in Atlanta has me reaching for bright colors and Spring-like shapes. That’s exactly where I went when I sat down to make this 5″ x 5″ card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Layers and Layers of Beautiful. You might recognize the central image on this card as one of the great sentiments from Starburst Sayings (from the Occasions Catalog). I love this set which pairs well with the Starburst Framelit Dies (can you say, “necessary bundle”?) I embossed the image in Melon Mambo Embossing Powder on a piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock and cropped it with the coordinating framelits. To complement the central sentiment, I cropped a circle with my Circles Collection Framelits and a flower with my Floral Frames Framelits, alternating colors at each pass. All of these clean layers really fill out this card front.
- Pearls Galore! This sentiment is designed with a whole bunch of small dots running through it. The moment I saw this set, I thought, “I wonder if one the pearl sizes would perfectly cover those dots.” Guess what! They do! I grabbed the pearls with a slightly opened pair of snips (make sure you “dig” enough under them on the sheet of pearls to make sure you don’t leave the little adhesive piece behind) and then placed them over the dots in the image. If they aren’t perfectly aligned, you can easily nudge them a little with the scissors and then press down tightly to hold them in place. How cute are these letters when they are finished?
- It’s in the Details. I spend a lot of time making choices for my cards – I will keep looking until I find something that works for me. I contemplated several papers with Melon Mambo or with Daffodil Delight (including DSP stacks) before settling on this one from Gingham Garden. I love that this paper, with its little Whisper White and Melon Mambo triangles, mimics the jagged edges of the starburst cutout. I intentionally placed the paper so that the Melon Mambo triangles would point upward – it’s a happy card, right? Woo hoo!
Stamp set: Starburst Sayings Papers: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Accessories: Starburst Framelit Dies, Melon Mambo Stampin’ Embossing Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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