So, to make it different, I chose a completely different colour palette and did a few easy yet effective extras.
The card base is Close To Cocoa and I’ve layered a Pretty In Pink stripe. Now, I didn’t have ANY designer paper to match so I made my own.
I inked up the Paisley background stamp in Pretty In Pink and took my Chocolate Chip marker and oloured in certain areas. This is a great way to showcase your background stamps! Then I stamped it on some Whisper White cardstock.
The inside layer is Chocolate Chip which has little white gel pen dots along the top and bottom. I’ve tied some pink grosgrain around that layer and added a little linen thread bow.
The flower piece is from Big Blooms. I inked it up with Pretty In Pink and kissed different backgrounds from Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Chocolate Chip.
What is kissing? If you haven’t tried it – you should!
All you do is ink up a solid image stamp in a light colour of ink. Then, you take a patterned stamp and ink it up in a darker colour of ink. Now “kiss” them together (this means stamp one on the other).
Okay, now where am I? Oh yeah, then I adhered that flower piece to some Pretty in Pink cardstock and onto the chocolate layer with dimensionals.
Next, I added some word window tabs punched through with some vintage brads. And lastly, I markered up the ‘hugs and wishes’ salutation from Hugs & Wishes stamp set and, using my new best friend the Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamped it in chocolate along the bottom.