I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Mine was spectacular. I love spending time with my family, and I was able to see a dear friend I haven’t seen in person in over a year. It doesn’t get better than that. Speaking of not seeing friends and family, this card is a design I’m using for some cards I’m donating to Operation Gratitude. You may recall that my Paper Pumpkin craft group makes Christmas Cards for this organization. This card is more of an all-occasion card someone could use to write back home.
The Scraps and Coloring Collide in a Card
I started this card with a sketch and the idea that I could use one of my Japanese coloring book pages as the primary patterned paper. Do you color? It’s relaxing, but I’m left with these gorgeous pages I’m not sure what to do with. The cherry blossoms inspired the color scheme and helped me tie together the pieces and parts of the sketch.
First, I used a Crumb Cake base. Then I layered on my piece of coloring book. Next, I took several scraps in the theme colors of soft brown and pink and also floral for the layers. The base is a 2.5″ circle, then a 2.5″ square. Only the edges of the square peek out in this layout. The next layer is a 1″x4″ strip. I used the Beautiful World DSP scrap that I had in my stash. The final layer is a 1.25″x4″ strip of DSP in Rococo Rose.
The tag was part of the Everything is Rosy product medley. Yes, I still have pieces of that in my stash. The metallic edge gave a touch of sparkle. If I hadn’t had that, I could have heat embossed the sentiment for the same effect. The sentiment is from the Waterfront stamp set that is retiring in a few days. Isn’t it great?
Lastly, I added two punched flowers with a sequin in the center. I’m hoping the sequins hold up better than rhinestones and pearls in the shipping process.
I enjoyed using the beautiful coloring page in this card. I know it is truly one of a kind. See what’s in your creativity cave and take some time to “Ink up!”