You Brighten My Day is one of the amazing stamp sets included in this year’s Sale-a-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s annual sales event. You can’t buy this stamp set, but you can earn it (along with other great products) when you place a $50 order. Woo hoo! Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- You Brighten My Day. I’ve used this stamp set quite a bit, but this is the first time I’m sharing a project with this little house, the focal point of this much-larger square card. What a fun image! And what a great way to say “yay” to a new homeowner or to show your excitement to someone who’s returning home after an extended time away. The starburst helps to support the importance of the house to the overall card. I made the house Lost Lagoon (the color used in the card’s base) to further support its importance on the card. The simple “yay” banner, off to the side, adds a sentiment without taking away from the focal image.
- Kinda Eclectic. I’ve loved this starburst from the moment Kinda Eclectic made its first appearance in the Annual Catalog. You haven’t seen it much here because I’m so intimidated by it – if I’m going to use it, I want to make sure I’ve used it right. Floating in a sky of clouds, I love the boldness of the jet black starburst here. It’s such a contrast to the rest of the image and creates a super-fun energy in the center of the card front. OH! And how incredible is this Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper?! I mean, come on!
- Colors. If you are ever struggling with a color combination, look to the colors used in our Designer Series Papers or reference the Color Coach. Both offer great inspiration. Another solution? Pick one color and pair it with Basic Black and Whisper White. It’ll work every time. If you are as jazzed as I am about this pairing with Lost Lagoon, feel free to save this off for future reference:
Stamp Sets: You Brighten My Day, Kinda Eclectic Papers: Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper Inks: Lost Lagoon, Jet Black StazOn Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, What’s Up punch, Banner punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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