Today's card features a unique and fresh layout from Poetic Artistry. It begins with the branch from Stampin' Up!'s Always stamp set inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Whisper White card stock. I then cropped and embossed it using Nestabilities Rectangles and my trusty Cuttlebug. The Mellow Moss scalloped layer below was also created from the Nestabilities Rectangles.
The horizontal banner is a delicious piece of Taken with Teal textured card stock matted on Chocolate Chip. A French Script background stamp inked in Chocolate Chip (again, on Whisper White) is layered on Taken With Teal. TIP: Stampin' Up!'s French Script is retired but En Fran?ais (109521) would be a perfect replacement–frankly, any background would be fine.
The sentiment brings out the magic of punches. The small flower in Taken with Teal was cropped with a 1/2" Circle Punch. It's then layered on the Chocolate Chip "a." The "a" is snipped with a 1" Circle Punch and matted on Chocolate Chip (1 1/4" Circle), Taken with Teal (1 3/8" Circle) and a Textured Mellow Moss Scalloped Circle. TIP: The sentiment is mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals for a little pop.
The Chocolate Chip card base is 5.5 x 8.5" and scored at the top (4.25). I layered some Mellow Moss textured card stock on top (isn't it sumptuous in this color)? The corners get some glamour with snippets of Chocolate Chip card stock, fashioned with a Photo Corners Punch, and some splashy deep teal stick-on rhinestones.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Set: Always, French Script Background
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Textured, Mellow Moss Textured, Taken with Teal Textured, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal
Cool Tools: Punches: Photo Corners, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches: 1/2, 1, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8", Nestabilities Rectangles, Cuttlebug, Embossing Mat
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Dimensionals, Stick-On Rhinestones