Today's card was inspired by Retro Sketch #96 and Color Throwdown combo #274. Looking at the sketch, I figured I could use my new Starburst Sayings stamp set for the focus point. I stamped it in Island Indigo and die-cut it using the matching Starburst Framelits. The back piece was embossed using the Decorative Dots embossing folder (which will be offered during the Sale-A-Bration promotion). To decorate each side, I cut the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (which has carried over from the Holidays catalogue) in two and I glued it on both sides of the embossed panel using Sticky Strip.
The Crumb Cake background was stamped using the fabulous Hardwood background stamp and I rounded the corners using my Envelope Punch Board. At the top, I added three bits of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and matching brads (all retired) on top. A piece of Baja Breeze seam binding (now retired) was added at the bottom. To finish it off, a matching envelope was created out of Baja Breeze Designer paper with the Envelope Punch Board.
(Here's a tip for you: SU! has some of the retired Designer Paper Stacks in the Clearance Rack. It's a great way to have papers in all of our colors to use with the awesome Envelope Punch Board and create matching envelopes in any size you need. Or if you want to have all of our current colours, the Paper Stacks are also available in brand-new patterns on page 152 of the annual catalogue. Check it out!)
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Voeux pétillants (Starburst Sayings), Hardwood
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Peach Passion, Baja Breeze
Designer Paper: Subtles Paper Stack
Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Peach Passion
Accessories: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Starburst Framelits Dies, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape,
In Color Polka Dot Designer Brads, 5/16" Brads, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon