I was tempted to turn it, but in the end, I kept with the original orientation.
I also incorporated this week's Stamping 411 Color Inspiration. The colors are So Saffron, Brocade Blue and Certainly Celery.
After making this card, I realized that it looked a lot like a set of Pfaltzgraff dishes we used to own.
The Certainly Celery piece of cardstock was run through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka dots Impressions Folder.
The Brocade Blue strip has been been texturized in a different way. I dragged my Brocade Blue cardstock along the strip. This is called the Direct-to-Paper technique. On the right side of the strip, I punched a 3/4" circle from So Saffron cardstock and added a Certainly Celery button (threaded with a thin piece of Whisper White cardstock).
The focal image uses one of my all time favorite stamp sets, "Thoughts and Prayers". I inked up the stamp using my Certainly Celery and Brocade Blue markers. The sentiment comes from the Whimsical Words stamp set (stamped in Chocolate Chip). This stamp set is one of this year's Sale-a-bration items. I lightly spritzed the focal image with my Color Spritzer Tool and a Chocolate Chip marker. Of course, it wouldn't be a "Patti" card without sponging....so I added a little bif of that too!!!!
The focal image is matted on a 1/8" larger piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.
Well, that's about it for this week's card. I really like the way it turned out.
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Oh well, I am off to tend to my sick family......
Christopher is sick with the stomach flu. Dennis had it earlier in the week but still dealing with a bad cough and a queasy stomach. I am hoping that it skips over me and Amanda.
stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Whimsical Words
paper: So Saffron, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery
ink: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip
accessories: Stampin' Write markers (Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip), Fresh Favorites I Buttons, 3/4" circle punch
Until next time....Happy Stamping everyone!!!