I love the new blending brushes. With just a little practice and pressure you can add subtle color to your card. Mango Melody is such a pretty color!
The sentiment is from a retired stamp set but it was perfect for what I needed.
The vine from Sweet Strawberry was perfect to layer on top of the subtle color from the blending brush.
Twine is always my go to. I reach for it way more than ribbon and I don't know why! I just love it. It's not bulky and adds the right touch to so many cards.
The bright bold colors and designs in this paper makes me smile. This Designer Series Paper (DSP) (along with the coordinating stamp set Berry Blessings) is a Sale a-Bration offering through the end of February. You can earn it for FREE with a $100 Stampin' Up! purchase. Shop here! It also coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle found in the January-June Mini Catalog.
Allowing the paper to do the work makes these very quick and easy cards to make. I'm also a sucker for a good pun!
TIP: When I get ready to heat emboss I like to do a lot at one time. I grab a stack of Basic Black scraps, my stamps and my Versamark and pull out the embossing powder and heat tool. Since it's a bit of work to get it all set up I prefer to make it count!
TIP: Cutting your 12x12 DSP to 4 x 5.25 pieces make it the perfect size for layering on a card front. It also gets me to use it instead of letting it pile up!
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