Sugar Pea Chevron & Pink Lemonade

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)

1 comment:

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! This is a stunner!! I love CAS design... the colors you chose along with the Iridescent embossing make such a striking impact!!