Mindy Backes created a fun Fab Friday sketch for us this week that includes several elements I don’t usually embrace (they just aren’t in my wheelhouse) – banners and buttons. Still, I enjoyed working with them and loved making them work for me. Mindy’s challenge allowed me to delve into even more uncomfortable territory, which I loved. More on that later. Let’s start with my card:
And here’s the banner for this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- BIG NEWS – You’re Awesome. I’m a huge fan of the Big News stamp set – such fun sentiments for all occasions. I also love the Words of Truth stamp set – so many great sentiments for kids or anyone you want to say “woo hoo” to. Put them together, and you’ve got a showpiece worthy of this card front.
- Banners, Buttons and Doilies. Oh, My! I have nothing against the elements at all – people make some gorgeous project with banners, buttons and doilies. They just aren’t my go-to elements for clean and simple cards. I exaggerated the size of my banners (cropped from Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper and Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper), making them bigger than Mindy’s sketch. Rather than directly copy the doily, I added a fringed piece of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper – a fun element that I wouldn’t have included had the power of suggestion not been there from Mindy. Instead of a button or embellishment, I added an oblong heart from the Owl Builder Punch – I just love that heart.
- A Neutral Color Combination. Once I set my heart on using the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, I knew I’d be using a lot of Basic Black and Very Vanilla. It all came together, though, with the addition of Crumb Cake. Yipes! That made my heart so happy. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Big News, Words of Truth Papers: Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla Inks: Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (Crumb Cake) Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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