I'm convinced stamping has medicinal powers. I finished the above card (after 2 days in bed, sandwiched between my pug and cat) and am feeling significantly better. Additionally, hot tea and the wonderful comments from my blog friends proved to be "virtual chicken soup," a term used by Laura Pertot, in her well-wishing sentiment. Thank you to all of you for your kindness and patience.
Today's card is destined for my brother-in-law after he has knee surgery next week. I needed to keep it masculine but used Summer Sun accents to keep it cheerful. Click to see more masculine samples.
TIP: For a little variety, try using rub-ons over patterned paper, rather than white or vanilla. I layered the Kiwi Kiss trees from Stampin' Up!'s Bright Delights Rub-Ons over Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper. The corners were clipped with a Ticket Corner Punch. The tree layer was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip card stock.
I love these Summer Sun Corduroy buttons, which I previously deemed the "it" embellishment of the new catalog. They also come in Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Pacific Point, and Pumpkin. Yeah, baby. I want them all. TIP: I tied a sliver of Chocolate Chip card stock in a knot for a color coordinated polish for the buttons.
The sentiment is from Sweet Little Sentiments, a versatile Hostess Level 1 set. TIP: Did you know you that if you place your order on-line for Stampin' Up! products totaling $150, you get:
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Today's layout is attributed to this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge
SC218. I simply turned it 90 degrees. Textured Summer Sun and Very
Vanilla card stock dress up the 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Kiwi Kiss.
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Stamp Set: Sweet Little Sentiments (113690)
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series (113966), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Very Vanilla Textured (108693), Summer Sun Textured (108697)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
The Perfect Touch: Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons (114343), Bright Delights Rub-Ons (113887), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Brown Microbrads (www.justbrads.com)