HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I hope your New Years celebration, whether is was going out or staying home, was a good one. We stayed home this year and watched a Todd Margaret marathon. It is a guys show, but I was under the weather so I let Derek pick what we watched. I have to say my IQ may have dropped a few points but it did make me laugh whether I wanted to or not. Lol!
My first post of 2016 is the third design I created featuring the Grateful Bunch stamp set and Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper pack from the new Occasions Catalog that goes live January 5th. Woohoo! This was actually the first design I created in this trio. When I opened the Botantical Gardens DSP I was drawn to this paper. I loved the striking colors……Basic Black, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Pool Party. The other two designs were inspired by this color combination.
CARD BASE: Hey, I started with a traditional A2 card size on this one. The base is Mossy Meadow topped with a strip of Cajun Craze that I tore the left from. I liked the subtle texture the torn edge gives to this clean and simple design.
FOCAL POINT: I really like the graphic quality of this design and wanted to keep it front and center. I did try and bring out the Pool Party but it just wasn’t happening. So go with what flows and not fight it. [grin] It is an Old Olive square topped with Bird of Paradise print from the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. It needed a bit of sparkle so I added a small band of Gold Glimmer. 😎
SENTIMENT: I wanted to keep this design gender neutral so I felt this color combination worked well. I took the third sentiment from this stamp set and stamped onto a Very Vanilla oval in Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze. I did stamp the sentiment again in Cajun Craze and fussy cut it out. You could also use markers to color and then stamp once. I backed this oval with a Vellum oval for a slightly transparent look.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will let your imagination go and try something out of your comfort zone. You just never know what will you’ll end up with. I hope you have a great Friday and weekend.
- STAMP: Grateful Gardens
- PAPER: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Vellum, Gold Glimmer, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
- INK: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze
- ACCESSORIES: Framelits–Ovals Collection