Break the rules and go for interesting color combinations . . . even red leaves. Papercrafts should include artistic experimentation, discovery and a bit of adventure (at least that's my perspective)! TIP: I saw today's color combination in a home d?cor magazine and couldn't wait to translate it into a card.
Using a Big Shot, I die-cut Real Red Textured card stock with Sizzlits Little Leaves, a Stampin' Up! exclusive die (for $4.95, a budget-friendly purchase). To spice up the color even more, I layered my stem over Apricot Appeal Textured card stock. Against a backdrop of Basic Gray and White, the red really says "wowie!"
TIP: A Circle Scissor Plus cut the circles with ease. I'm loving this tool, new to the Stampin' Up! catalog, for cutting circles from 1 to 6". I wedged Stampin' Dimensionals between both circles (the second in Basic Gray). It's layered over Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper and a Whisper White 4.25 x 5.5 card base. The bottom right corner was shaped with a Corner Rounder Punch.
The sentiment from Dreams du Jour was stamped in Basic Gray Ink on Whisper White and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to Real Red card stock. The final detail is three Circle Rhinestone Brads from the Fire Collection.
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Stamp Set: Dreams du Jour (111624)
Paper: Urban Garden Designer Series (112042), Real Red Textured (108698, Bold Brights Textured), Whisper White (100730), Basic Gray (108692), Apricot Appeal Textured (108695, Soft Subtles Textured)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools: Sizzlits Little Leaves Die (114511), Big Shot (113439), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
The Perfect Touch: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Circle Rhinestone Brads (109110, Fire), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)