Considering that this card started out with a scrap of cardstock leftover from my previous project, I think it turned out pretty cute. I was looking at the negative space left in the cardstock from die-cutting the Flourish Thinlits image and thinking it looked great. Looking at what to pair it with, I thought the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper would look great. (Told you last time I used it it paired well with bright colours.) The colour combo was inspired by the Monday Simon Says Stamp challenge.
Looking for a sentiment to go with it, I immediately turned to a new set that is quickly becoming a staple and favorite, Here For You. It includes great encouragement sentiments and the fonts work really well on streamlined designs like this one.
The design of the card was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch #455. I moved the pieces around to fit the red design, though: the left circle became a right corner piece, and the top banner was moved to the bottom so as not to hide the flowers. That being said, all of the sketch pieces are still there, just mirror-imaged to adapt the sketch to my needs. I hadn't done a corner in a long time, but had fun pulling out my square punches to make one. I then die-cut a flower from the same Flourish Thinlits dies set out of Silver Foil Paper. I topped it with a Night of Navy Candy Dots. Those are now retired, but you could easily use the new enamels shapes in place of it, since they are available in all of our official colours - even the In Colors one! I have some coming my way in one colour palette to test and if I find I like them, I might get all of the colour packs.
The sentiment was embossed in White Stampin' Emboss powder on Night of Navy cardstock and punched with the Triple Banner Punch, then I added Real Red Candy Dots. It was popped up on Dimensionals over the border die-cut out of Silver Foil Paper as well.
Learn from my mistake tip: Here's a funny detail about the card that might not be obvious in the picture, but that definitely shows in person. Instead of placing the foil paper face up and my die on it, I absentmindedly placed it silver-side down on my cutting plate and added the die on the white backside. Didn't think it would matter since it was a shape and not, say, a letter. Well... My cutting plate has seen better days and the texture of all of the cuts transferred to the silver foil paper. With cardstock, it does not matter because you just place the nice side up and nobody knows any better. In my case, the Silver Foil Paper is only silver on one side, so I either had to scrap this piece and die-cut a new one, or live with it. I decided I didn't dislike the texture. It actually creates a different look. It reminds me of silver jewelry that's been hammered. Since the card was pretty simple, I thought added texture would be a plus.
But if you're looking to get a shiny silver die-cut, be vigilent!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Là pour toi (Here For You)
Cardstock: Thick White, Night of Navy, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Floral Boutique
Accessories: Flourish Thinlits Dies, Candy Dots, Square Punches,
White Medium Envelope, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Silver Foil,