I wanted to whip up a quick card earlier this week for a friend. I knew I wanted to do a collage card. And, I knew I wanted to use colors in the sneak peek Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP coming out in the 2016-2017 catalog. Today's card is the result.
You may be wondering about the "fun surprise". Well, when I opened the Awesomely Artistic stamp set box, the Night of Navy dragonfly fell out - all stamped and perfectly cut! I kind of remember creating him for a card and not using him. However, I didn't want all of that fussy cutting to go to waste, so I stored him in the stamp set box. WELL, am I glad I did! He was the perfect color for the color combo I had in mind!
SO....my tip of the day....if you fussy cut something (or make something) you don't use, store it with your stamp set!
I added a few extra, little touches to today's card. I stamped the leafy images in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake. I then splattered some Gold Wink of Stella across the card by flicking the brush using my finger. I really look like C-3PO from Star Wars now. Three of my fingers are gold! Thankfully it washes right off.
I also used my Very Vanilla Craft Ink Spot that came in the April Paper Pumpkin kit to sponge the 4" x 5-1/4" layer. However, I then also added a bit of Gold Wink of Stella to the edges, too.
For added embellishment, I added a strip of Sweet Li'l Things Washi Tape (the Tip Top Taupe roll), a piece of a Tea Lace Doily, some Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, a strip of Night of Navy CS, and three tiny pearl accents. Since we are now in the Retiring Products Period, the following items are retiring on this card:
- Sweet Li'l Things Washi Tape
- Tea Lace Paper Doilies
- Gold Metallic Baker's Twine
As of the time I composed this post, all three of those items were still available for purchase! But, all three are also only available while supplies last!
Stampin' Supplies: All of the supplies used to create today's project are shown below. Feel free to click on each image to learn more about each product or purchase them in my online store. There's also a nifty link on the bottom left that will allow you to create your own printable list of all of the supplies!
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