Hi there everyone! Joni here with another day of ideas featuring the April 2014 Release.
Don't you just love that big bold "hello" sentiment? I really love the versatility of the Hand Lettered Hello stamp set. Different sizes of "hello" is a staple in a crafter's collection. It is in my book, don't you agree?
For this card, I used the Ink Splats stamp set to create the background for my card base. I used the long brush stroke image from the same set to create the cool patterned panel on the left side of my card. To create a visual break between the two busier backgrounds and give the eye somewhere to rest, I tucked some patterned paper and fuchsia card stock behind the stamped panel. I am really enjoying playing with this set and seem can't stop using it.
For the sentiment, I used the largest "hello" from Hand Lettered Hello heat embossed in white. After embossing it, I inked the background with Wild Honey Distress Ink, fussy cut it, and adhered it with foam dots for dimension. I also stamped the "birthday girl" from the same set to tie in that black patterned paper. Finally, I added some enamel dots from My Minds Eye and a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off my card.
For my next card, I went with less color. Even though there is less color, how gorgeous is that embossed background using the new wplus9.com exclusive Foliage Frame Die? I think the understated design highlights the foliage die-cut that I watercolored, the tiny chalk board casing and the Hand Lettered Hello die and allows them to shine.
I single watercolored and die cut bloom from Spring Blooms and an "I miss you" sentiment on top of the flower finish off my card. A very simple card, but still lots of character....don't you agree?
Thank you so much for stopping by again! See you tomorrow as I round out my debut week showcasing the April Release!