Afternoon playdate in the Studio.
Taking inspiration from the current Time Out Challenge (#215), I selected to give you a sneak peek of a new stamp set, Splendid Thoughts that will debut in the new Holiday Mini Catalog available in July.
I also decided to keep this card clean and simple. You know that is a favorite style of mine…as such I was influenced by both the Less Is More Challenge (#466) to keep the image graphic and the Happy Little Stampers CAS June Challenge for the sentiment.
Here is the result:
- Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic Black cardstock.
- Focal Panel: (3½” x 4¾”) Basic White cardstock.
- The Long Leaf image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
- Taking color inspiration from the photograph, the Leaves were colored with Stampin’ Blends: Light Parakeet Party, Starry Sky and Smoky Slate.
- One Leaf is Gold. Adhesive was applied with a small brush to the Leaf and Gilded Leafing was added.
- Any un-gilded areas were colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.
- The sentiment, Sending Hugs was stamped at the base of the Leaves with Parakeet Party ink.
And that was it. However, I had an embellishment opportunity. A very small smudge got on to the card. I chose to add a Smoky Slate Classic Mat Dot to cover it up. To balance the card, I colored two White Dots with the Dark Parakeet and Starry Sky Stampin’ Blends and added them to the card.
I think the colors and the graphic nature of the Leaf image lends itself to being suitable for a guy. Even the toughest fellow needs a hug now and then.
Thanks for spending a some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda.
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6 thoughts on “Splendid Thoughts – Sending Hugs”
This is lovely
Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More,
What a beautiful card! The CAS design with the black card stock looks really bold and I love the multi-colored leaves. Thanks for playing at Time Out!
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Great card! Love the masculine colors!
An elegant card with a masculine feel. Thanks for joining us at HLS CAS. 🙂
Great colors for this beautiful twig. A great entry to our HUGS challenge.
Thank you for adding this amazing card to our gallery in the HLS CAS Challenge.
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