The starting point for today’s card is the diamond patterned page from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. I wanted to showcase that panel loud-and-proud on a card. I thought I’d would only feature Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose and Whisper White, but something felt flat about it. I decided to add a touch of Pear Pizzazz to bring this card to life, which is odd because Pear Pizzazz is a relatively flat, subtle color. Still, it gave me just what I wanted. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Tasteful Textures. As I created this card, I didn’t know what sentiment I would feature on the front. I felt “in the zone” and “happy” as I made this simple card, so I jumped at the chance to us “Take time to do what make your soul happy” when I came across it in the Tasteful Textures stamp set. Here’s a look at that stamp set:I don’t always set out to make a “thank you” card or a “birthday card.” Sometimes its just a card until I find the perfect sentiment to use. In this case, the sentiment came second, inspired by the process of making the card.
- Peek-a-boo with Christmas Layers Dies. You might not have known that the leafy greens sticking out from behind the sentiment are actually mistletoe (or maybe you are botany-smart and knew it already, smarty pants!). Either way, I added these green leaves from the Christmas Layers Dies, a set of dies that work wonderfully with the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. Here’s a look:I started with one cutout of the leaves that extends from top-to-bottom under the sentiment. I cropped the leaves one more time, snipped it in half and layered it behind for a fuller look.
- Color Combination. Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray are gorgeous together. Both of these 2019-2021 In Colors are soft and muted (like there’s an old Holiday filter over the color to make it a little hazy). These colors were pulled directly from the In Colors lineup and from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper: I added Pear Pizzazz when I needed a little pop on the card. If you like this combination of Seaside Spray, Pear Pizzazz and Rococo Rose, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Tasteful Textures Papers: Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizzazz, Seaside Spray, Whisper White Inks: Rococo Rose Accessories: Christmas Layers Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Not only does this sentiment make a beautiful card, but it’s a pretty wonderful motto to live life by, don’t you think?
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Holiday Catalog Product Shares and Swatch Books
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World Card Making Day/Brian’s Fall Stamp-Along
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I haven’t yet opened registration for this year’s event (to be held on November 15 at the Atlanta Marriott Gateway), but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to get on the list to find out more when I know more. Stampin’ Up! moved this year’s event to a different location with few options for hosting my event. As such, I am only able to accommodate a smaller crowd that before. I am still working through several ideas for how I can include more people without taking away from the experience for those there.
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