Why do we stamp? We stamp to create. We stamp for fellowship with our friends. We stamp to express ourselves. We make cards to communicate a feeling or an emotion to someone we love dearly. We also make cards to help us sort through our own feelings or emotions. Such was the case yesterday. After a day of processing some very bad news about the sudden and unexpected loss of my very dear cousin, I needed to sit down and make this card. It was very cathartic for me.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- There’s a language in colors. You already know of my obesession with Baja Breeze. The color is so versatile and can be used beautifully in almost any color combination. There’s such a calming element when it’s paired with Soft Suede. These colors really set the tone for this comforting card.
- Repeating color layers. I’ve shared this before, but this card showcases the concept nicely so I want to point it out again. I am comforted by the repetition of color layers. The piece of Soft Suede paper on the outside of the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper is matted with a piece of Baja Breeze. Similarly, the Soft Suede taffeta ribbon is layered on top of a Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon. This repeated pattern is appealing to the eye.
- Sponging inside the framelit. After I cropped the sentiment inside the Labels Collection Framelits, I sponged the inside of the shape with a light dusting of Baja Breeze and an even lighter dusting of Soft Suede before I removed the framelit.
It’s really difficult to see in this picture, but this technique leaves a border of un-sponged paper around the edge of the shape. It’s sort of a reverse of sponging the edges for effect. I quite like how it looks.
Stamp sets: Petite Pairs Papers: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper Inks: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede Accessories: 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelits
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