Are you ready for a bright card? Well, even if you're not, guess what? You're going to get one anyway!!!! LOL!!!!
I am definitely not afraid of color!!!! I think a great color combination can define a card.....especially on a card meant to make someone's day a little brighter!!!
This is also this week's Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge project.
The base card is Real Red.
Layer #2 starts with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock. My banner element is made Daffodil Delight dsp from the Polka Dot Parade specialty pack. I cut the banner edge using my 1 3/8" square punch. Once the banner is glued down, I ran all of layer #2 through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder. This is called the Inlaid Embossing technique. Isn't it sweet?
My focal image begins with the Delicate Doilies sizzlit die. Atop the Tangerine Tango doily sits an Old Olive circle punched using my 2 1/2" circle punch. In the center of the circle sits a steamy cup of comforting coffee. This stamp comes from the brand new stamp set called Scentsational Season (in the Holiday catalog). There's also a matching Framelit (called Holiday Collection) to make cutting out this image a piece of cake! Here's a tip for you: stamp the entire mug of coffee with Real Red ink. Afterwards, color in the coffee portion with an Early Espresso marker. A rhinestone sits in the center of the mug.
To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment (from Morning Cup stamp set) using Early Espresso ink onto Tangerine Tango cardstock and punched it with the Word Window punch. I then wrapped a length of Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain ribbon around the card and tied it into a classic knot. It still needed something.....so I grabbed my Tiny Tags stamp set and made a little tag to dangle from behind the knot. Much, much better!!!!
Well, that's about it for my "perk up" card!!!! I sure hope the person who received it felt better just by looking at it. She's been through a lot, and I just wanted to make her day just a little bit brighter!!!!