Happy Valentine’s Day! It sounds like yesterday’s bright orange and green card yesterday really struck a chord with y’all – so many nice comments about how uplifting it was on a cold, snowy day. Well, if you liked yesterday’s colors, then you are really in for a treat today. 🙂
First, I’d like to share a few photos from “all the weather” we’ve been having. Everything is covered with a layer of ice, followed by a large dusting of snow. We don’t get that a lot here. Here’s a picture of the creek behind my house:
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- The Colors. When I first saw this sketch, I was a bit thrown off by the doily and the neutral colors that are typically used to create sketches for this Design Team. My first instinct was to create something with grays and browns, but that seemed so drab to me. And Drab ain’t Fab. So, what’s the opposite of dark and dreery? Bright and cheery. I chose Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight to create a card that’s as happy as it is pretty.
- Texture. You know how much I love texture on a card, right? I added just a touch of texture with the White Baker’s Twine and the sentiment that’s heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The doily and the structure of the sketch add nice shape to this card, while the twine and embossing add a nice quality to the surface of the card.
- The Doily. I purchased the Tea Lace Paper Doilies when they were introduced last year. This gave me a perfect opportunity to actually use them – nice to use them, instead of just having them. Again, my first inclination is to put a doily on a brown or gray background, but I like the look of the bright color behind the doily.
Stamp Sets: So Very Grateful, Petal Parade (Sale-a-Bration) Inks: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight Papers: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, White Baker’s Twine, Bitty Banners Framelits, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Please check out the projects from all the other Fab Friday Design Team Members here.
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