I combined this week’s sketch for the Paper Players and color challenge from Can You Case It? to make a thank you card with What I Love, a Sale-a-Bration stamp set I’ve only used once. I’m so happy with how this turned out – the combination of LeAnne Pugliese’s layout and the CYCI colors gave me a modern, crisp, graphic card that appeals to my uber-clean style. Here’s my card:
And here are the banners for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Time is Ticking. You might not think of What I Love in such a bold, graphic card, but it works here, don’t you think? This three-step stamping set allows you to build a gorgeous flower with different colors or intensities of color. The sentiments in the set, though, are perfectly wonderful for a non-flower card. Sale-a-Bration ends March 31 – if you don’t already have this set, what are you waiting for? It can be yours as your Sale-a-Bration selection with a $50 purchase. 🙂
- Repetitive Edges. I love how the corners of the Tags & Labels Framelits mimic the corners of the band I used for my “banner” on the card. This band was cropped from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. That small detail really builds a feeling of unity on this project, and unity is easy on the eyes.
- When Circles and Stars Don’t Work. Speaking of “easy on the eyes,” my first idea was to add circles or a star in place of the Tags & Labels Framelits. Those images weren’t working with the striped paper – the stripes needed a hard edge to fall into, so the Tags & Labels Framelits worked perfectly. It took me a while to figure out that the stripes needed to have a “hard stop” on this card, but I was happy when I did.
Stamp Sets: What I Love Papers: Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Crumb Cake, Basic Gray), Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Night of Navy), Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy Inks: Night of Navy Accessories: Tags & Labels Framelits, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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