You asked me to start Simple Saturdays, and I am happy to deliver it to you each week. The challenge of Simple Saturdays adds one extra layer to my card-making routine, and I love it. Today’s card is designed for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches – and I kept is super-simple for you. Here’s my card:
- An Unexpected Combination. I just love the new stamp set Big News. There’s no better way to fill the front of a card than with big, awesome letters. I really wanted to use the set, and I really wanted to use the new Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, but I couldn’t figure out how to use them together – until I realized that “news” is part of the sentiment. Woo hoo! A little duck from Something for Baby, and the whole thing comes together.
- Blendabilities! By now, you’ve seen lots of ways to use Blendabilties – and you’ll soon be able to order a set for yourself (customers can order several sets starting July 1). For this card, there’s no blending – just good ‘ole coloring with a smooth and clean finish. I used the small tip of the lightest shade of Coastal Cabana (it’s super-close to Pool Party) to fill in the letters – no visible lines, no streaks. I do love these pens!
- Color Scheme. I really like Pool Party, Basic Black and Vanilla together. Since this is a baby card, I needed to add a pop of another color. The duck from Something for Baby added an unexpected burst of yellow that brightened up the black and pale blue. I like how the duck rests just inside the sentiment. I added three dimensionals behind the duck to make sure the thin piece of Very Vanilla wouldn’t bend up in transport.
Stamp Sets: Big News, Something for Baby Papers: Pool Party, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities (lightest shade of Coastal Cabana) Accessories: Baby’s First Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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