My Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone made more progress today. I was able to sit down and design a card in the new space and it seemed like a dream come true. I'm not completely finished for an overall "reveal" but have quite a bit to share with you below.
Today's card is clean and modern . . . a sympathy card for our friends who lost their beloved 15 year old dog, MacKenzie. This card is an emblem of the simplicity I want to see happen in my new workspace
(also known as The Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone).
The main image is from Stampin' Up!'s Organic Outlines, which was heat embossed in black on Kiwi Kiss card stock. The Kiwi panel was originally 4 1/2" wide. However, it was an easy distance to divide and create four 1 1/8" panels (3" high). TIP: If you opt to skip the heat embossing, this card could be done with black ink in 10 minutes or less. See more quick cards (called "Stamping 911) here.
This pretty sketch from Our Creative Corner was ideal for the large stamp image. I layered the Kiwi panels on Basic Black, followed by Whisper White Textured card stock. The 4.25 x 5.5 card base is Kiwi Kiss. The sympathy sentiment (from Beautiful Borders) was also heat embossed in black. TIP: Black brads are a subtle accent which mirror the dots in the main image.
Remember this fabric from my previous post? It's called Dandie Sweet Potato Natural, a burnt orange background with big, natural colored polka dots. I discovered it on-line through Warehouse Fabrics, Inc. Click here for details.
See where it ended up? All the mahogany (darker colored) office furniture was purchased recently at 60% off as a result of scratches on the panel of the hutch area.
Solution? I purchased inexpensive tackboard and covered both of the open hutch areas with my Dandie Sweet Potato . . . just the pizzazz I wanted. Even my budget task chair (Target), get's in on the polka dot action.
The polka dot tackboard is not only "dishy" (as my friend, Karren would say), I can pin up my sketches and ideas (note the inspiration page from a Grandinroad catalog for today's card) when I'm working on a project. Along with adding 48" strip lighting under each set of hutch cabinets, moving these pages off my work area is divine. Otherwise I wind up with the dreaded "heap" and I can't find a thing.
TIP: To see more sympathy cards, click here or see "With Sympathy" under Categories on my left side bar.
Stamp Set: Organic Outlines (111670), Beautiful Borders (111594)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss (111353), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White Textured (108693, Textured Neutrals)
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools: Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch: Black Brads (109109, Vintage Brads), Black Embossing Powder (109133), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)