Today’s card was made for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. I knew immediately both the stamp set and Specialty Designer Paper I would use. I had been thinking about matching a card to the “A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin” Simply Created kit, and the sketch just made it all come together for me. So here’s the card.
And here is the sketch that inspired the card.
Here is the color inspiration. This is the pillow box from the “A Little Sumthin’ sumthin'” kit. Just add a little goodie and you are set. I put one Via coffee and one Merci chocolate (from Storck) in the box. You can fit two of each, if you are feeling generous.
Building blocks – I knew I would be using the Flashback DSP, so the other blocks of color just followed from the color scheme. The card uses Basic Black, Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Pool Party cardstock.
Coloring fun – I got to play with my Stampin’ Blendabilities with this card. I used the Light and Medium Daffodil Delight and Light and Medium Cherry Cobbler markers to color the coffee cup. The colors are not the same name as the cardstocks, but because the Blendabilities come in three different shades, the lighter shades matched just fine. For the sentiment on the pillow box, I stamped the ink in Real Red, stamped it off on paper, and then stamped it on the bubble die cut. I wanted the red to be a tad lighter, to blend with the colors better.
Fiber is good for you – Ok, just being silly, but the card looked a little lacking without anything on the side, so I added Black Baker’s Twine for some texture.
This is the front and back of the coffee and card packaged together in a Gusseted Cellophane bag. I used Silver 1/8:” Ribbon and Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon to close the bag and make it festive. Now you have a nice and easy gift ready to go. If you need a more substantial gift, just throw in a gift card, and are covered!
Thanks for stopping by, and come back Monday to see my second two cards from the Watercolor Winter card kit.
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