What do you do on a beautiful day in Atlanta on the heals of a really long work week? After an impromptu lunch with family and a short nap with the bedroom door open, I popped downstairs to make a quick card that I conceived of during the short nap. Given the nature of the gorgeous day, it makes sense, too, that the card is created with Beautiful Day and a bold combinations of colors that makes me even happier than before I made it. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Beautiful Combination. While the beautiful flower and background on my card give the appearance that I’m an amazing talent with watercolors, there’s no truth to that myth. I stamped this flower from Beautiful Day on one of the gorgeous pages in See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper, cropped it out and popped it up. Here’s a look at this great set with a bold butterfly and beautiful flower:The flower and background are part of the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper – the pages have a color-washed look that gives the look of pigment sprinkles. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper:
- Build a Flower. It’s easy to see which paper I used for the flower petals – the same page that serves as the backdrop on this card – the pattern appears to be a mix of Poppy Parade and Real Red. Here’s a closer look:I popped up the flower on the card to build additional depth. Since this flower is cropped from Designer Series Paper, I glued a 2″ piece of cardstock behind the flower to give it more support. To give the leaf a green texture like the flower petals, I lined up the leaf image with the page that features color-washed hexagons. Here’s a closer look:
- Bold Color Combination. I tried several different colors on the background of this card to make the bold color pop. After all those attempts, I decided to pop it against itself, using the same paper as the background. A thin strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock was the perfect pop of yellow to stand out against this Poppy Parade backdrop. Crumb Cake was a neutralizer to the brightness. If you like this combination of Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day Papers: See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight Inks: StazOn Jet Black Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you like my card and are enjoying this gorgeous weekend.
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