Today's card is a double inspiration. I took part of my inspiration from the new challenge over at StampNation. It is based on this photo I found. The photo has a whimsical feel, and I knew it would be perfect for our sponsor this week, SugarPea Designs.
In addition to this photo, I also pulled inspiration from the Pink Lemonade Mood Board for the new In The Mood class at Creativity Grows Here. The mint, pink and peach color palette make a light summer combo that is really growing on me.
The first time I looked at the SugarPea site I knew I had to get their Build A Background Basics set, because I have a thing for chevrons. These fine line chevron waves make my heart sing. I simply lined them up, using my grid mat, and stamped them with a 1/4" gap. Then I die cut the tag out using my big shot.
For the hearts and sentiment, I used the Direct To Paper technique to color my cardstock. I thought I was using Melon Mambo (a hot pink), but it turns out I used Watermelon Wonder. After the ink dried I covered it with versamark, then added Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set it with my heat tool. After that I cut out the "thanks" and hearts with my big shot.
Normally I don't stamp my envelopes. I like to add washi tape as a decoration and to make sure the card stays sealed. This card was made for a special friend though and I wanted to use another new-to-me stamp. See that little heart? It's where I live, in SouthWest Washington.
StampNation members, be sure to check out the newest challenge on the site. There is a great prize and coupon code being offered by our sponsor. ;)
Stamps: Build A Background Basics (SugarPea Designs)
Ink: Tide Pool (Hero Arts); Crisp Canteloupe, Watermelon Wonder (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White Thick (SU)
Accessories: Sugar Cuts - Thanks, Gift Tag Die, Layered Treat Label Die (SugarPea Designs)
Stamps: Seattle Love (Impress)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron (SU)