I’m leaving today for Stampin’ Up!’s Founder’s Circle, an event hosted each year for the Top 100 demonstrators (determined by a mix of sales, recruiting and leadership). I could not be more excited! In my second year as a demonstrator, I have an opportunity to mix-and-mingle with some of the greatest demonstrators – and I get to wear pajamas with them at Thursday’s Pajama Party. While I am not the first male to earn the distinction (Kevin Theeson earn the trip in 2001), I am the first male to attend – and thus, the first male to attend the much-talked-about Pajama Party.
Enough about me. Let’s talk about a card the Ginger Tiovonen made for me. Ginger is my very good friend (and fellow Stampin’ Pal) from Butte, Montana. She is sweet and kind and has a very calm demeanor (in other words, she is nothing like me). 🙂 She sent me this card as a “congratulations” for earning Founder’s Circle, and I’m happy to share it with you today. I’m also going to share three things I like about her card (that’s right, I’m going to limit it to three). Here’s the card I was lucky to receive:
- Color Combination. Let’s start with the obvious here. While the patterned paper is Rich Razzleberry, I believe she used Blackberry Bliss as the base of the card and for the sentiment. Paired with the brightness of Old Olive and the Softness of Soft Sky, Ginger’s combination of rich, bright and soft colors she used come together perfectly and complement one another wonderfully. If you’d like to try this color combination, feel free to save this:
- Borders. If you pay attention (and I know you do because you are so alert and interested in what I have to say), then you know how much I adore a thin border around the elements of the cards I create. By bordering the purple with green and the green with blue, Ginger adds a lot of depth and character to the elements of her card.
- Random Acts of Beautiful. I’m picking up two “likes” here, but I make the rules so I’ve captured them under the category of “beautiful”. While I know they aren’t randomly placed on this card, but I love the smattering of stars and the surprise of little banners beneath the sentiment – both are adorable accents for this sentiment and add whimsy and fun to this card. I also love Ginger’s use of texture – I don’t use my embossing folders enough, and this reminds me what an impact they can have.
Stamp Sets: Bravo Papers: Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper Inks: Blackberry Bliss Accessories: Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to Ginger’s blog (www.gingerstamps.com) to check out her work there.
Thanks for stopping by today!