It's Monday. Raining. Dreary and gray morning.
But I am in my happy kitchen with my cup of tea. Enjoying the warmth from the cuppa and cheered looking at my tablecloth in bright bold perky colors. Feeling especially excited about what I have to share with you this week!
I am happy because I took a stamp set that I've never used and it came to life as I created with it. Isn't the process of making cards fun? I love the challenge! My set to work with this week is Daydream Medallions.
Here's the first card I made with this set. (ever!)
It's a wedding card for a young couple who practice organic and green farming and delightfully spend their days outdoors. I thought the set and colors worked well for a personalized card for them.
Here are just a few design tips for you.
- Color. Don't be afraid to go for the bold. I used Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake. The vellum and Crumb Cake balance out the brightness of the Crushed Curry.
- White Space. Clean colors need a large pop of white, so I was careful not to fill in that space with details. (Now,I didn't say I didn't try to fill it with piercing or a bit of grunge.) Keeping it clean works much better with this design.
- Layers and lots of texture add interest to a straight-forward layout. I wanted the small flower to stand out so I heat embossed the image in white. The green flower was only stamped in White Craft ink, and is a more subtle pattern. Both flowers were die cut with the coordinating Floral Frames Collection Framelits, and were sponged with Crumb Cake ink. Edges of each panel were distressed.
When I write my posts, I always hope that you leave feeling encouraged and inspired to find joy in your own creating. That is my wish for you today as I close. You can't quite share my pot of tea, but I would love to hear your thoughts about today's card. Or even, how's your day going?
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Daydream Medallion, Papaya Collage, Layered Labels
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Early Espresso, Vellum, Crushed Curry
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Pearls Basic Jewels, Taffeta Ribbon, Floral Frames Collection Framelits