I used this Under-Appreciated Holiday to force myself to blow the dust off my PTI Quilters Sampler stamp set. (Yes, I also have the second quilting set they released...leave me alone.) I used all PTI here except for the yellow patterned paper, but I'll get back to that in a sec.
I had this idea to use the needle, which is part of the "Hand stamped by ..." image together with the spool of thread. Clear stamps, no problem, right? I almost made it, too! I used my Memento black marker to ink up only the part of the needle image I wanted, then I squinted and stamped.
I lovelovelove their Ocean Tides color, and I thought it would look good with the Lemon Tart. I think the contrast might be a bit too much, so I added some white layers.
To make this card, I needed to open my pack of polka dotted papers as well as the yellow satin ribbon. I hoard well, but using stuff is another matter.
Now, about that SU paper that snuck into the project. We all know I have issues with white space and bright colors. So when this Lemon Tart card base stared back at me, all I saw was "ACK! BRIGHT!", and it needed to be subdued. I had a scrap of SU Razzleberry Lemonade out, and this piece with Crushed Curry was just the ticket to save me.
I added the buttons at the last sec - thought the card needed something. I had to open a dusty pack of Bazzill buttons to find these.
I also made this other version, mostly so I did not have to put away the other cut half of the Lemon Tart card stock. I am so freakin'
On a related note, I actually have a recipient selected for this card. Sadly, yet another of my coworkers has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I think we have contributed more than our fair share of victims, so someone, please make it stop!!! (I wonder if it is in the water .... ) She comes back to work tomorrow, post-surgery but pre-anything-else, so I thought I'd leave this on her desk for her.
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