The Stampin' Up supplies I used for this card are:Stamp Set: Very Thankful
Card stock: So Saffron, Taken With Teal, Rose Red, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, and the Sending Love Hugs Note (DSP and Love Notes are in the Occasions Mini)
Ink: Taken With Teal and the Taken With Teal marker
Accessories: Pretty In Pink 5/8 inch Satin Ribbon, Small Heart Punch (both from the Occasions Mini)
I know right now you are thinking - where on earth did she use the Small Heart Punch? Well, you can't tell, but I used it to accent the corners of the Taken With Teal card stock. I inserted the paper part way into the punch to give it a scalloped effect. Then I layered the designer series paper over top. It doesn't work as well using a circle punch because it doesn't scallop each side of the corner as well. Below the peacock on the Hugs Note, I used the Taken With Teal marker to color just the flowery part of the peacock stamp, huffed it and stamped it twice. At first, I just had this huge white space down there and it just looked as though it lacked character. That's the beauty of handmade - you can add whatever you want to make it your own!! Yes, I love my job :)
If you look close, you can see the small heart opening in the center of the back of the punch. I lined up the card stock corner to the point of the open heart. It adds a different touch and a bit of uniqueness (is that a word?) to the layers. And don't you love the new punch design? They are so much easier to store!! They lock closed and you can stand them on end - AWESOME!!!!
Well, I need to get my mom's cards off to her - she does the class long distance from San Diego - and she is eagerly anticipating their arrival :) I stamp them and furnish the supplies and she puts them together at home. If you would like to "attend" long distance as well, just e-mail me at email@example.com and sign up for class.
Until tomorrow - Happy Stamping,
Remember to get your mammogram!