Today's card was inspired by the Paper Players challenge #178 and the Sweet Sunday Sketch #202. I liked the colour combo - it made me in a good mood, and I liked how the pennant on the sketch would allow me to play with the new Framelits from the Occasions catalogue.
I paired those with the Tag It stamp set, and decided to use the shovel image since I hadn't inked it yet. I inked the image and sentiment with Stampin' markers the first time, stamped it centered on my piece of Whisper White cardstock, then washed and dried the stamp thoroughly, then inked only the shovel in different colors and used the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to line everything properly. I didn't like the image as a rectangle, so I used one of the largest Deco Labels Framelits die to cut only the ends of the cardstock. I used a smaller die from the same collection to add a piece of Primrose Petal cardstock underneath as a mat, with Candy Dots at each end. A wooden arrow from the new Essential Wooden Accents was added and decorated with a Crushed Curry button from the Regals Designer Buttons pack.
The background cardstock was stamped with the beautiful Hardwood background stamp. On top of it, I added a pennant die-cut with the Banners Framelits dies (Occasions catalogue, page 27). I used Crushed Curry Core'dinations cardstock and embossed one side with a folder from the Adorning Accents set, then sanded the hearts to make them stand out. A piece of Coastal Cabana ruffled ribbon was added at the top of the banner piece. Finally, Silver Mini brads were added in all four corners, and a heart was punched out of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum with the Small Heart punch.
The matching envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board.
Color Combo: Primrose Petal + Pear Pizzazz + Crushed Curry + Coastal Cabana
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Étiquetage (Tag It), Hardwood
Cardstock: Primrose Petal, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry Core'dinations, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Pear Pizzazz (from Subtles Designer paper stack)
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Gold Fancy Foil Designer vellum, Small Heart punch,
Adorning Accents embossing folder, Sanding block, Mini Silver Brads, Deco Labels Framelits dies,
Stampin' Markers, Subtles Candy Dots, Essentials Wooden Accents, Regals Designer buttons,
Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig