For this month's blog hop, Nichole Heady provided a fun inspiration photo (from Katherine Marie Photography) on which to base a project:
I was immediately drawn to the happy, bright, yellow and aqua color combo, and the fun mix of patterns - especially the stripes, because I ♥ stripes! I got Distressed Stripes not too long ago and had not really put it to much use, so I thought this was the perfect time to make my own custom striped paper, alternating Harvest Gold and Aqua Mist ink.
For the focal point I used the new Birthday Tags, along with Mat Stack 5. I added a ribbon an a couple of Harvest Gold buttons, a teeny Aqua Mist scallop using the heart border die, and added sentiment along the bottom from Big & Bold Wishes. (Here's a tip: I wanted that sentiment to match the Aqua Mist, but when I stamped with AM ink, it turned out looking green on the bold yellow cardstock base! I tried Hawaiian Shores - still green. Finally I tried Blueberry Sky and it gave me a much better match to the colors in the card!)
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