In my post on Friday, I shared that I can be stubborn. After my deeply personal admission, not one person commented with a gasp and a “certainly that can’t be true!” so I’m left to believe you must already know it to be true. All that said, you won’t disbelieve me when I tell you I’ve tried many, many, many times (unsuccessfully) to use one of the sweet-and-simple pages from Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper. I’ve come back to it over and over again – with it’s sweet, tiny flowers – but I haven’t been happy with the outcome until today. I showcased this page on today’s card for the Global Design Project sketch. Yay! Here’s my card:
- Affectionately Yours. I adore the prints in the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pack of papers. Not only are the colors bright and beautiful, but the patterns vary from teeny-tiny, to large-and-bold. I love how the Stampin’ Up! designers pulled Crumb Cake into many of the pages – including one of the copper-embossed pages in the pack. The paper I used on this card features tiny flowers in a variety of colors. The bold, squared elements on top of the paper separate the sentiment panel from the detailed paper. These patterns are a great starting point for any cheerful, sweet card.
- Building the Sentiment. You can search all through the catalogs and you won’t find a single sentiment I used on this card. To create this “you make me happy” sentiment, a combination of print font and a beautiful script, I pulled a sentiment from Crazy About You (from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog) and masked off a sentiment from Suite Seasons (from Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog). I’ve used Crazy About You far more often than I ever dreamed I would – it’s one of the few sets available in clear-mount, wood-mount and photopolymer. Just look at the selection of words available in this set:
I masked off the top of the “Merry Everything, Happy Always” and inked up the word “happy” with Watermelon Wonder. I love the font used with this word – it’s such a beautiful contrast to the all-caps, printed font of “you make me.”
- Color Combination. The colors I used on this card are all pulled from this fun piece of paper. Crumb Cake is a beautiful, neutral base for a rich Night of Navy and bright Watermelon Wonder. Together, they are a wonderful balance of powerful, intense colors. If you feel inspired to create with these colors, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Crazy About You, Suite Seasons Papers: Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White Inks: Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!