Well I decided to take a break from holiday cards today and make something fun and for someone special. This particular card is for a special guy in my life (who may very well be reading this so if you are, STOP!).
My dear hubby is a really great guy for some many reasons but the best reason is that he just loves me for me. I can be quite neurotic and a wee bit controlling but he just lets it go and says something silly to make me laugh and snap out of it. I can’t imagine my life without him. Okay hon, if you read that, I guess it’s okay! 🙂
I was inspired by the latest ColourQ challenge which was a double challenge of sorts – a sketch and colour challenge!
I was intrigued by the CQC challenge #46, different combination but I thought, yeah I can do it!
The base is textured Wild Wasabi and since I really like the look of textured cardstock, I did nothing else to it. Because there is a lot of colour going on, I decided to layer the colour blocks in Very Vanilla – not something that I usually do. The side Baja Breeze panel is Elegant Soiree designer paper. I layered two strips and distressed the edge in the centre for a little dimension and visual interest (my new fave catch phrase!).
To the right, I used the Holiday Windows Movers and Shapers die to cut out a central window.This was done with Daffodil Delight cardstock. I ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka dots folder and sponged it. I then stamped So Many Thanks on the inside. I used Wild Wasabi and Baja Breeze ink and then stamped it again with Cherry Cobbler and cut out the centre “thanks”. I sponged it with Baja Breeze and added it on with dimensionals.
I added a bracket from the Hearts & Brackets die in Cherry Cobbler and some Daffodil Delight grosgrain tied onto a Very Vanilla ribbon slide.
Next, for the bottom little sentiment, I added the text you find under the big “thanks” from the Level 1 hostess set Afterthoughts. I punched it out with my Word Window punch and added a silver brad.
Lastly, I had to try to figure out what to do for the upper trio of brad-like images from the sketch. Well, I kept in doing a tone-on-tone type effect and stamped the floral line image from the Level 1 Hostess set Just Because in Wild Wasabi ink on Wild Wasabi cardstock. I distressed the edges and added three Basic Pearls.
WOW – getting away from the holiday cards was fun – but believe me, I still have so many more to show you!
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Cardstock: Textured and Smooth Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler.
Ink: Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight.
Stamps: Level 1 Hostess sets – Afterthoughts, Just Because. So Many Thanks.
Accessories: Elegant Soiree DSP, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Movers & Shapers, Hearts and Brackets die, Word Window punch, Very Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware, Daffodil Delight Grosgrain, Basic Pearls, SIlver Brads.