Sunday, February 8, 2015
A Friendly Hello
"Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it."
I am back with a fun and very simple card I made for the Waffle Flower photo inspiration challenge. I cannot get enough of this bright and pretty color palette!!! I've had so much fun playing with them.
For this card, I used my DCWV Fiber stack, which contained just the right colors for this challenge. Yay!! I LOVE the texture on this paper....almost like handmade....and it was just jumping up and down begging me to tear out some petals for a cheery flower. I couldn't disappoint it!! :) I love how tearing emphasizes the texture even more. (Sorry my photos are not very good tonight.)
I used my Darice - Flowers and Vines embossing folder to give my red background a casual look with a bit of texture. A little trick I discovered to keep my embossing folders from chewing up thinner weight cardstock: put two pieces in the folder at the same time. Kind of a now and later idea....use one now and have one for later, too. :) The pattern will be a wee bit softer and less distinct, but I prefer that over cuts and slices....Yikes! Give it a try and tell me what you think.
I put my petals up on foam to give a little dimension. :) I stamped my sentiment in Memento - London Fog. Unfortunately, I was dissatisfied with the ink coverage. There were pale sections on the H and E of the word Hello.
A wooden toothpick came to my rescue. I touched the tip of the pick to my ink pad and carefully drew in the parts of the letters that needed assistance. The wood soaks up just the right amount of ink and that sharp point is just the thing for touching up my mistakes!! :)
I cut the whole front panel a bit narrower than the card back for a bright little white border on that side. I like the effect.
Thanks so much for stopping in. I am getting things arranged for my combined First Blogoversary and Birthday Giveaway. Hooray!!! Hope your weekend has been relaxing.
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower Challenge - Jan 26 to Feb 9 - Photo Inspiration Challenge
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful
3. My Craft Creations New Challenge - 2/2-14/2 2015 - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - H is for.........HELLO!