The Stampin' Schach Design TipsThe finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
- Cherry Cobbler Pearls! Red and brown permanent markers were used to color Stampin' Up!'s Basic Pearls. The resulting color closely mimics one of my favorites...the rich and yummy Cherry Cobbler! And the nice thing is that it can be completed in a matter of seconds!
- Contrasts! A lacy Cherry Cobbler Finishing Touch Edgelit border is a wonderful contrast to the deeply textured Early Espresso Woodgrain panel! Of course, Basic Pearls are always the perfect accessory for any well-dressed card!
- Sentiment with a flair! The Joyous Celebrations set offers a novel solution for a sentiment. Using the Holiday Mini catalog for my inspiration, I added Pearls to the tiny Bow and Mistletoe. Plus I double curled my banner at one end.
The fabulous Houndstooth paper that I used for the card base is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. The Early Espresso and Very Vanilla color combination is warm and rich. And that awesome Cherry Cobbler pattern is from the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' Kit. I love the traditional colors and patterns.
For today's card, I wanted to create something a little rustic. But as the card progressed, I decided to add contrast to the rustic embossed panel, thus the addition of the border and the pearls. What do you think of the contrast? As always, your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one of them.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME! Ten years ago this week, on the first day of school, I survived a pulmonary embolism. I was one of the lucky ones who felt that something just wasn't quite right. I will be forever grateful to Susan, who taught in the room next to me. She insisted that I tell the principal, and took me by the hand and walked me to his office. Susan just would not take "No" for an answer. I am also grateful to Mr. Bowen, who would not accept the "I'll see the doctor at the end of the day" excuse. Those of you in education know that you just don't miss the first day of school....except when your principal forces you to go to the emergency room. But go I did and survive I did. And not a day goes past that I do not count my blessings. Until next time...