I am back from an awesome stamping weekend with some fellow demonstrators, who are also fabulous friends. There was much laughing with some stamping thrown in. I will have some cards to share as the week goes on.
Today’s card is a quick and fun card made with the In Symmetry stamp set. For a set that I didn’t really care for initially, it has become a go to for a quick and easy card.
As I said, the stamp set is the In Symmetry set. This bold flower is my favorite from the set. It and the leaves make a great focal point that stamp so well and all you need are the two colors. Being such a solid stamp, both stamps ink up and stamp perfectly.
This sentiment is great for pretty much any occasions. It is just a clean and simple greeting. And who doesn’t love a pretty font? I like that it is not too large or too small. Stampin’ Up! is great for having a variety of sentiment sizes. I have used this one in places similar to this layout, but also on full front stamping and the sentiment at the bottom stamped over the image or in a blank space. The size and bit of boldness allows it to stand out anywhere.
I added the Basic Rhinestone Jewels for some bling to the flower and sentiment.
Paper and Colors
This pretty striped paper is from the Pansy Patch Designer Series Paper. I love the shades of green. And it pairs perfectly with a bold flower. The paper was picked first in terms of color. That led me to the Shaded Spruce for the leaves.
With the leaves being a darker shade I needed a bold color for the flower itself. I have my paper in the Stamp “N Storage shelves behind me. So I took the Shaded Spruce cardstock and actually placed it next to all of the different possible flower colors to determine a match. (A swatch book would work the same way) My little experiment ended up at Blackberry Bliss. It is a color that I haven’t used in a while until the Blackberry Beauty DSP came out in the Mini Catalog. Now I seem to be drawn to it!
- The card base Blackberry Bliss cut to 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
- The layer is Basic White cut to 5 1/4 X 4
- The DSP from Pansy Patch is cut to 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
- The focal layer is Basic White cut to 2 3/4 X 3
- The sentiment layer is Basic White cut to 2 1/4 X 3/4
By having the Basic White layer between the card base and the DSP, I did not need a layer under the focal or the sentiment layers. It made for a much thinner card!
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