You know how much I like to share other people’s work, right? Well, I’m excited to share a wonderful swap I received at Convention in July from team member Julie DiMatteo. There’s so much to love about this simple card, but I’m going to share the top three things I love about her card. Here’s Julie’s card:
Three Things I Like About Julie’s Project
- Very Impressive! You mostly see the images created with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders popping up from the card base. For this card, though, Julie debossed the butterflies, using the opposite side. Great choice! Not only does that give her more surface to glue down her debossed piece to the card base, but I suspect the background might have pulled attention away from the adorable, double-stacked butterfly if she had constructed it with butterflies that pop out.
- Pop Goes the Thanks. I love the technique Julie used for creating a powerful and impressionable sentiment from One Big Meaning. While I don’t know which color she stamped first, I know she stamped the sentiment once in Blackberry Bliss and once in Tip Top Taupe, offsetting the image slightly from the previously stamped one. As such, the sentiment seems to jump right off the page. This technique is SO EASY with photopolymers, but I’m guessing Julie gave her Stamp-a-ma-jig a workout making these swap cards.
- A Tranquil Color Combination. I love the tone-on-tone impact of gluing the debossed Tip Top Taupe piece directly to the Tip Top Taupe card base – no border needed there at all. All three of these colors are so appealing together, creating a very soothing feel on this card. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: One Big Meaning Papers: Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe Accessories: Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Please leave a comment below to let Julie know how much you appreciate her project. Julie has a wonderful blog that you should check out – although she hasn’t been updating it for a while, there’s still lots of great work there to inspire you. You can see more of her work here: The Paper Pixie
Thanks for stopping by today!