Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Affectionately Yours – Hello
A change of pace today, no holiday projects, just an everyday sort of card, a thinking of you kind of card that you could send to just about anyone for any reason, or no reason at all, sometimes they’re the best kind of cards 🙂
I’m still not comfortable coming up with my own ideas for cards from scratch, I usually need some sort of springboard to get me going. This is one of those times, I saw a card in a magazine and liked all the elements on it, the heart, doily, flowers and banners but wanted to use them myself in a different way.
This is my version and there’s a lot going on here, but I hope it all works together like my inspiration card. The paper for the background, heart and banners is from the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP. A gold doily in the centre helped me keep all the decorative elements together and adds a lovely shine.
The flower is the only place on this card where there is any ink, I like to make a card without stamping sometimes and I really don’t think this card is missing it! The word hello was die cut using the Hello You Thinlits and a bow in Thick Cucumber Crush Baker’s Twine and a few pearls are the only embellishments.
The inside is simply finished with a layer of Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White cardstock with two rows of coordinating washi tape at the bottom (sorry, I forgot to take a photo).
I definitely took a giant leap out of my comfort zone with this over-the-top design, but I think it turned out quite well. I’m usually not into a colour riot, but sometimes you just have to try something new and so many patterns and colours on one card is definitely new for me.
I hope you like my little experiment and that you’ll come back for my next Halloween project on Wednesday.
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Affectionately Yours – Hello Supplies
Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP // 141632
Crumb Cake cardstock // 121685
Daffodil Delight cardstock // 121680
Flirty Flamingo cardstock // 141421
Watermelon Wonder cardstock // 138341
Whisper White cardstock // 106549 (inside)
Watermelon Wonder inkpad // 138323
Botanical Builder Framelits // 140625
Gift Card Envelopes and Trims Thinlits // 135854 (banners)
Hello You Thinlits // 137363
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits // 137547 (hearts)
Affectionately Yours Washi Tape / 141635 (inside)
Metallic Foil Doilies // 138392
Pearl Basic Jewels // 119247
Thick Baker’s Twine – Cucumber Crush // 141662