Paper crafting involves three distinct hobbies: collecting, creating and organizing. During Thanksgiving, I organized a bit in The Fungeon and came across a photopolymer stamp set I purchased but had never used. Yippee! Well, that stops today because I inked up that bad boy and am sharing it with you today in my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. Here’s my card:
- Color Combination. I just love the combination of crisp aquas and rich reds. One of my favorite customers baulks at this combination, but I find the combination invigorating and uplifting. I don’t think they blend perfectly, which is what makes them so exciting. Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana (neither of those colors sounds like it is appropriate for the middle of winter, huh?) felt like a perfect combination for this background pattern. If you like this combination of colors, please feel free to save this:
- Eye-Catching Ikat. If you weren’t paying attention when it was released, you might have missed Eye-Catching Ikat. Ikat is a dyeing technique used to create patterns on textiles. There so many options for using these shapes – I used the shape in the top, left corner and the one beneath it to create this background pattern. Because the set is a photopolymer, it was super-easy to line up the shapes (some are off a bit in my project, but that’s OK because the images are rather imprecise).
- Pairing a sentiment. I chose this sentiment from Lots of Thanks because, like the background images, it’s rather distressed and imprecise. I surrounded it with three circles for two reasons: (1) I separated the sentiment from the busy, busy [although beautiful] background pattern with the thick, solid circle of Real Red and (2) I wanted to pull in the three primary colors from the card – Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Whisper White are represented here (Bermuda Bay is standing in for Coastal Cabana).
Stamp Sets: Eye-Catching Ikat, Lots of Thanks Papers: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White Inks: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Real Red Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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