Back in July when I went to convention (did I mention I'm a *little* behind in my posts), I participated in a card swap with the Control Freaks. We each made two different cards and then swapped with the group. These swaps are always amazing!
I made one card more on the simple side and the second card was very involved and time consuming. I made and am currently editing a video tutorial for the second card. I'll be sharing that with you soon.
Whenever I'm looking for a great color combination, I flip my catalog open to the Designer Series Paper section and look there. Stampin' Up! is always coming up with color combinations I never would have put together--and they look great too! The inspiration for the colors in this card came from the Maritime DSP.
The sentiment comes from the "Oh My Goodies" stamp set which coordinates perfectly with the Deco Label Framelits. I stamped the sentiment twice--once in Real Red and again in Night of Navy ink. I cut out the "thanks" part by hand and adhered it on top of the Night of Navy sentiment using dimensionals.
I think the hardest part of this card was adhering the stars in place with my acrylic nails. It's hard to pick up tiny pieces. I pulled out a pair of tweezers and the problem was solved.
The inside of the card looks a lot like the front of the card. I love adding a stamped image or a piece of DSP to the inside of the card because it leaves less space to write. I always feel compelled to have to fill up the entire inside of the card with writing. I don't want to give somebody a birthday card that just says "Happy Birthday!" and sign my name and leave lots of blank space left. It feels too impersonal.
Am I the only one that feels that way? Do you leave a lot of blank space on the inside of your cards? Weigh in, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Oh My Goodies
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Maritime DSP
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Big Shot: Deco Labels Framelits