Sunday, May 15, 2022

Thanks for Sunday Stamps

Hello and welcome!  It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this time we have some pretty colors to inspire you.

That photo of berries sure looks scrumptious, doesn't it, but at first I was a little stumped as to what to make with the colors.  In the end, I used three of them - light reddish pink, red and navy - to create a plaid mini slimline thank you card.

I started by ink blending Coral Bliss to the top and middle of a panel of Bristol, then came in with the darker red Vineyard Berry at the bottom.  Once that was complete, I slipped the panel into my Misti and used Tanzanite to ink up the plaid background stamp.  My original intention was to make a birthday card for a BIL whose birthday is right before Independence Day but I didn't like how it was coming together, so I went a totally different direction.

I often like to pair organics/florals with geometrics, so I decided to do it with this plaid.  I found a pretty floral stem die in my "collection" that had gone as yet unused, so I changed that by cutting the stem from white cardstock.  The plaid panel was die cut with a mini slimline rectangle die, then matted on a slightly larger white panel that was cut with a die that created the hash mark border.  After adhering the die cut stem, I wrapped gold twine around the matted panels before adding to the white card base.  The sentiment was stamped in Vineyard Berry, die cut with a tag die, then added to the card front along with a gold bow.  I decided the card needed a little more "something", so some glossy dots were adhered at the top right and on the tag.  Super simple card to make.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll take a moment to head over to Sunday Stamps and see the fabulous cards by the rest of the design team!

Take care!


Stamps:  Special Delivery Sentiments (Waffle Flower), Soft Plaid Background (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Coral Bliss, Vineyard Berry and Tanzanite (all Altenew)
Other:  Caserta Bloom die ( Memory Box), Special Delivery tag die, Mini Slimline Essential Bundle dies (Pinkfresh Studio), Silver Glossy Dots (Pink & Main), gold twine from my stash

1 comment:

Heather said...

Just wow, Stef - your color grading is brilliant here - and how perfect this plaid looks - and I love the sweet stem over it! Super design for a slimline, for sure!