Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2 for 1 card

I needed to make two cards for two friends.  I needed to thank a friend for doing me a HUGE favor (and she didn't have to), and one for a friend who is recovering from a car accident (awful, I know, but she got through the whole thing like a champ).

Usually, I'll make two different cards, but I had the idea for the card design in my head, and I wanted to see if I can make it work for two cards -- 2 for 1.

The sentiments are from my all-time favorite, the very versatile Delightful Dozen.  It has 12 different sentiments for different occasions.  It's one of my first sentiment stamps from Stampin' Up!, and I love it!

I admit, I was a little stumped on the color combination.  I wanted to use a cheery yellow card base (Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight cardstock).  Since I know purple goes pretty well with yellow, I took a chance.  I'm pretty happy with it.

I cut out a window on my card front using my Big Shot and a Framelit for the "watercolored" flower to peek through and I placed 4 purple rhinestones on each corner of the "window" for accent.

Oh, and the flower is from Stampin' Up!'s Simply Soft stamp set.  It's a two-step stamping set, which gave a beautiful, watercolored effect.  I stamped it on a Very Vanilla cardtstock from Stampin' Up! for my mat.  I wanted a light colored cardstock so that I can write my message on the inside of the card with any pen/ink I want.  I used a Ticket corner punch for the corners, to mirror the corners on the "window" and to give it a more finished look.

Thank you for looking, and have a great day!