There’s something I love about a very simple card with just the right elements to make it shine. Today’s card features a large panel of gorgeous flowers with a modern edge and a simple sentiment. As simple as it is, the card says exactly what it’s supposed to day. Here’s my card:
My card was inspired (maybe a little loosely) by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge layout. Here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- Two New Products. My simple card showcases two new products from Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog – and one of them almost didn’t make it onto my card). The sentiment on my card, from the Wonderful as You stamp set, is my favorite kind of sentiment – it’s sweet and beautiful. I love the mix of a swirly font and a typeset font. Before you pass over the Wonderful as You stamp set, please be sure you read each of the sweet sentiments. Here’s a look:There’s a little space under “miss” and after” you” that felt a little empty inside my circle. The sentiment is empty and sad enough, so I wanted to balance it all – and what better than a little heart? To fill the space, I colored a white resin heart embellishment with a Basic Black Stampin’ Blend – exactly what I wanted. Here’s a look at the Resin Hearts Embellishments: Here’s a closer look at the sweet, black heart beneath the sweet, black sentiment:
- Sale-a-Bration Must-Have. There are some great Sale-a-Bration products you have to have – and there are some you need in duplicate. The Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (a free selection with the purchase of $50 in product between January and February) is incredible, and you’re going to want to have 2 or 3 packs. While I’m mostly drawn to the pages with a Basic Black background, I also love this page of flowers with the Just Jade backdrop. Here’s a look at the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper:There are so many great products in the Sale-a-Bration line-up. To see more of the options in this year’s Sale-a-Bration offering, CLICK HERE.
- Color Combination. I so love the Bumblebee, Flirty Flamingo and white flowers against this backdrop of Just Jade. The black leaves and centers on the flowers make this design modern and fresh. To accent the pops of black in the paper, I added three bands with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, offset a bit from each other. If you love this mix of Bumblebee, Just Jade and Basic Black as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Wonderful as You Papers: Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, Bumblebee, Basic Black Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black Stampin’ Blends Accessories: Resin Hearts Embellishments, Stitched Shapes Dies (circle), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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