It’s Simple Saturday. Let’s do this thing! Woo hoo!
This is not a new technique – but it might be new to you, so I am happy to share this happy, little card. If just one person gets as excited about this as I did when I first saw it, then my job here is done. 🙂 With just a few layers on a notecard, this project definitely falls into the “Simple Saturday” bucket. Bright. Cheery. Quick. Easy.
Here’s my card:
I am submitting this card to the Friday Mashup challenge – one of the two challenges is to create a card with an ombre background (graduation of colors). Here’s the challenge banner for Friday Mashup:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Painter’s Chip. When I was having my living room painted last year, I spent a lot of time at Sherwin Williams. While I ultimately decided on warm tan, I left the store with a bunch of paint swatches – those little sampler sheets they give us to take home and match against our current colors. Maybe I never intended to paint my walls yellow, but I snatched up a couple of those chips, too. Crop it. Border it with paper. Stamp on it. !Viola!
- Little Black Flowers. Who would think black flowers would be cute? Certainly not I. When paired with beautiful pearls, though, these black flowers are a perfect accent to this happy, sunny backdrop. I considered Whisper White candy dots, Crushed Curry candy dots and Melon Mambo candy dots but decided pearls would be the perfect accent here.
- Threes. You already know I love threes. If you don’t know it, I love threes. There’s perfect balance in threes. An odd number makes things even – isn’t that odd? There are three yellow panels on this card, coupled with three little flowers.
Stamp sets: You’re Lovely Papers: Whisper White Notecard, Basic Black Inks: JetBlack StazOn Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Jewel Pearls
I paired this card with a Watercolor Wonder Envelope Liner (the paper pulls in a mix of Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, so it’s a perfect accent to this yellow background).
Please come back tomorrow – I’m sharing a new video using this stamp from Hello Lovely.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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