This was a fun card to put together. I combined two challenges to make it: Mojo Monday sketch #365 and ColourQ colour combo #261. Some of the colours in the suggested colour combo are retired, so I chose current colors that are really close to replace them and recreate the same look.
Looking at my stamps, I decided to pull out Yippee-Skippee!, which is a sentiment set I received at convention last year. I really like the fun, funky sentiments but I have not used the set a lot simply because it's in English. That being said, I have found a market for English cards now that I live in Montreal and since I create mostly in French, I tend to run out of those quickly so I'm making a conscious effort to make more English cards for more occasions than just birthdays and Christmas. I think this funky sentiment can be used for more than a spouse, but also for friends so there's lot of occasions this card could be used for. The darker tones would also work well for a man.
The design is fairly simple. The card size is 6-1/2 x 3-1/4, one of my favorite card sizes. The Old Olive and Island Indigo cardstock were both stamped with the Dotty Angles stamp set (p. 98 of Annual Catalogue). I stamped the image twice, once with full ink and a second time, stamping off the ink of a scrap of paper before stamping on my cardstock, to create an ombre look.
I was looking for something to put over my sentiment on the banner and fill in the blank and found the Essential Wooden Elements. I also had a scrap of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper on my desk, so I colored it with the darkest shade of Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities marker before punching a heart out with the Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
Colour Combo: Cajun Craze + Old Olive + Island Indigo + Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Dotty Angles, Yippee-Skippee!
Cardstock: Old Olive, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip
Ink: VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo
Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Essentials Wooden Elements,
Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities Markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper,
Pear Pizzazz and Island Indigo Chevron Ribbons, Long Narrow White Envelope,
Bitty Accents Punch Pack