I have another cute little 4 X 4 card for you today.  This one is very flexible in terms of giving.  I love these kind of cards.  Sometimes you just need a “note” to send or give.  Both of the stamp sets I used for this card are the ones that you should consider for staples in your collection.  They are great sentiments and backgrounds to build on.  The background and flowers are from the Host Rewards Set – Background Bits.  And the sentiment is from the set Better Together.


Background Bits, 144029


I love using bright colors and soft colors together.  This card makes me think of the Day Lillies that I have in my backyard.  The rusty/orange color are always so bright and cheerful.  That was my color inspiration.


I realize that is way more colors than normal!  I sort of got carried away 🙂 But I believe they work well together.  The base of the card is the NEW Thick Very Vanilla card stock (Yay!)  with Cajun Craze as the strong layer.  The background stamping is all Sahara Sand.  The geometric lines are full strength Sahara Sand and the writing is stamped off once Sahara Sand.  The flowers are colored with markers on the stamp.  I used the Calypso Coral to totally color the flower portion and then just swiped the Daffodil Delight over the tip.  Be sure to wipe the tip of your marker each time after doing this technique. Otherwise you would end up just swiping the Calypso Coral again.

I did not want to add another layer to the focal point.  So I took the Cajun Craze marker and ran the side of it around the edge of the card stock.  It adds color there and is more controlled that sponging and less bulky than another layer of card stock.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you like the card and the little techniques I mentioned.


  •     Thick Very Vanilla = 8 X 4
  •     Cajun Craze = 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  •     Very Vanilla = 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
  •     Very Vanilla = 2 1/2 X 2 1/2