I have a lot of awesome people in my life! I recently had a great cause to send out a stack of thank you cards to some really great friends – I think I can handle that! I’m so in love with the splattered flowers in English Garden Designer Series Paper that I immediately reached for that. It gave me the formal-yet-casual look I was going for. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Border Repetition. I talk a lot about the visual satisfaction that comes when borders are repeated on a card – the eye relaxes when an outside border matches the width of an inside border. For this card, I went [a little] against the grain but still stayed inside my standard rule. While there’s a thick layer of Hello Honey and a thin frame of Mossy Meadow, the Soft Suede band around the sentiment pairs perfectly with the Soft Suede frame from the card base.
- Diagonal Band. I don’t always work with diagonals, but I wanted to set off this sentiment a little more than normal. I simply cut a strip of cardstock (I think this was 1″ or 1-1/4″). I cut the end at a diagonal and glued it to the piece of Designer Series Paper, carefully lining up the edge of the strip with the edge of the Designer Series Paper. I then snipped the opposite side along the edge of the paper to perfectly coordinate the cuts. BE WARNED: You want to cut and glue your strip before you glue down the Designer Series Paper to the layer beneath – it’s kinda hard to cut paper that’s already been glued down to another. Please don’t ask how I know that. 🙂
- Warm Color Combination. This Autumnal color combination was pulled right from this gorgeous English Garden Designer Series Paper. All the work was done for me – thanks, Stampin’ Up! 🙂 Popped against the Whisper White backdrop, they are perfect! If your heart, too, is warmed by this combination of colors, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: One Big Meaning Papers: English Garden Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White Inks: Soft Suede Accessories: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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