After a holiday weekend of Halloween colors, cards and combinations, I’m turning my attention to some gorgeous Fall-themed products from Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. Whether you use these products to build your Thanksgiving cards or sympathy cards or cards for any other occasion, you’re going to LOVE the Blackberry Beauty Suite of products. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Blackberry Beauty. If you looked too fast at my card, you may have missed that I pieced together diagonal-cut strips of two pieces of paper to build a fun pattern. If you looked too fast at my card, then you also probably aren’t reading this, so I’ve possibly wasted my words. If you are reading this, then you are smart and beautiful – I adore you. Anyhow…The focal panel on my card started with a 5″ x 3-1/4″ panel of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I glued down strips of paper from the Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper to build a fun pattern on my card. In face, I only used one pattern from the papers – the front and back of this page. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper: How gorgeous are these pages?! I love all the beautiful flowers and leaves, but these owls are particularly beautiful to me.
- Beauty of Tomorrow. The sentiment on my card is pulled from one of the sentiments in the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set. While the sentiment says “the changing of leaves reminds us that new wonders are just around the corner,” I isolated this part of the sentiment (totally inspired by a sample in the catalog) with masking tape. I cropped the sentiment with the ever-popular Everyday Label Punch. Here’s a closer look: And here’s a look at the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle, which includes the Beauty of Tomorrow cling stamp set: I added a strand of the GORGEOUS Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon to adorn my sentiment. The ribbon is such a wonderful addition to this suite of products. If you’d like to shop the entire suite, click on the image below:
- Color Combination. The Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper includes a gorgeous mix of purples, pinks, browns and golds. I absolutely adore the mix of beautiful tones! While Crumb Cake is not one of the listed colors in this pack of papers, the color featured on the owls is a shade mix of Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso that looks a lot like Crumb Cake. That made it easy for me to reach from this seasonal favorite for the sentiment and base of my card. If you like this mix of Crumb Cake, Polished Pink and Blackberry Bliss as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Beauty of Tomorrow Papers: Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake Inks: Blackberry Bliss Accessories: 3/8″ Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
What do you think?! Do you like the use of these diagonal-cut strips for a background? Can you think of 1000 papers you could reach for to make a similar pattern?
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