Since the black-and-white True Love Designer Series Paper first landed in my crafty little hands, I knew I’d be coloring it. Still, I’ve used it a couple of times already, showcasing it in its black-and-white beauty. Today, that all changes! I needed a handful of thank you cards, so I cut strips of the gorgeous paper and started coloring. Here’s the simple card I made for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:
- True Love. Let’s start with the True Love Designer Series Paper – it’s truly a love-at-first-sight pack of papers. So gorgeous! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this incredible pack of papers:See that floral pattern on the top, right corner of the picture above? I cut that into 1-1/2″ strips and colored the background space around the flowers. I used Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends to add gorgeous color to these pages: Each strip made 3 cards, so I had enough to quickly assemble the stack of thank you notes I needed to make. Here’s a look at the five finished cards:
- Little Accents. To each card, I added three Matte Black Dots to create a random (but kinda planned) triangle around the sentiment oval. The trio of Matte Black Dots is different on each card. Here’s the card I featured at the start of this post:I don’t often use accents like this, but this card really called for them – and I LOVE these new dots. They add a beautiful, elegant element to each card, don’t you think? Here’s a look at these must-have embellishments:
- Color Combination. Let’s just say what’s on all of our minds right now – Pool Party is perfect with almost any color. That’s what you were thinking, right? Well, it’s true. I placed these Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral strips against a Pool Party base – and I love them oh-so-much. If you like this mix of Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Basic Black, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Blossoms in Bloom Papers: True Love Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral) Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies (oval), Matte Black Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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