Yesterday I posted the first of four cards I made with the Bootiful Occasions stamp set. I finished all the cards up today, my last full day of vacation in Branson. As my second card share, I decided on this one, my husband's pick of the four. This one really tested my patience at 11:00 Friday night, but mainly because I am a perfectionist, and had to have just the right colors in just the right places, and am just learning about my Stampin' Write Markers.
This layout idea was chosen because I had a Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse paper scrap just the right size. I decided to add the Gumball Green to really pull the color out of the stamped image. I thought that 3/16" Corner Punch to round the edges would be a nice way to step down the colors and to draw the eye down to the image. This little rain boot stamp is SO cute!!! And what a nice little saying for someone that is going thru some difficulty. As my favorite Barry Manilow song says, "I made it thru the rain..."
While I had a card base in Raspberry Ripple, I still liked the lighter tone of Primrose Petals for "coloring" the clouds and adding the ribbon. By doing this, I was able to use all of the colors in our 2012-2014 In Color Collection, and what a beautiful pallet it is. Have a mentioned how much I like the new Ribbon Slides? Well, I do :-) For the final touch, I connected the three background colors and ran them all thru the Big Shot, using the Fancy Fan Folder (it reminded me of clouds) all at one time! This is a technique you will see again in the next couple of posts! I am really liking it.
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