Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hello to a sweet friend

Today I'm sharing my last October Creative Crew project, a card in honor of Sweetest Day on Oct. 19. For this challenge, we were to create a card for our "Sweetest" using products from the Etcetera Suite found in the 2013 - 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog (Pages 96 - 109 in the U.S./Canadian catalog). I chose to make a card for one of my sweetest friends, but I'm not going to say who, so she'll be surprised when she finds it in the mail.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Lovely Little Labels, Four You
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, corner rounder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals

I love the tropical rainbow of splatters across the front of the card. It's colorful, but because each color is concentrated in one spot, it doesn't seem too busy. And the black accents -- the "hello" sentiment, the strip of ribbon, and the frame created by the card base -- really stand out against the white cardstock and bright ink colors.

Since this card is for Sweetest Day, I wanted to add a few hearts to the design. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig tool, I stamped a row of four hearts, one in each of the bright colors, on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I trimmed both ends of the strip into a V and used Dimensionals to adhere it to the card over the piece of Basic Black ribbon.

This was a fun card to make, and I hope it will be just as fun to receive. Thanks for stopping by!

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