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Bold and Bright Thank You Card

Hi there! The card I'm sharing today is definitely a little unusual for me. It's bold and bright (which I love) mixed in with a quirky design (which, sometimes works and sometimes doesn't). I'm still not sure how I feel about all the design elements together, but I love the color combo and the overall brightness of it, so I'm sharing it. 🙂 Not every card is a homerun, but I think they're still worth sharing with each other. If nothing else, it's worth it to say "Hey, look at this weird card I made!"

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Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned paper: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Hampton Arts (medallion), Papertrey Ink (sentiment, small scalloped circle)
Scalloped circle die: Spellbinders Paper Arts
Brad: K&Co.
One of the reasons I do feel this card is worth sharing, is I finally got to incorporate a technique that I was always curious about – bending stamps to create a curved sentiment. I was always a bit timid about bending and molding my expensive photopolymer stamps, but this sentiment is very long and thin, so I knew it would be able to handle the task. I love the look it gives and with longer stamps, it's really easy to do.
Also, it may be hard to tell, but the yellow patterned paper actually has a raised, flocked design on it. Basically, it's fuzzy! How cool is that? It's from Doodlebug, so I suggest going out and getting some – it's one of my favorite papers.
Well, that's it for today. Do you have a crafting/stamping techniques you've been wanting to try for a while? I'm always up for a new experiment! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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2 Comments

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    ~Tammy~
    March 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I love the bold beautiful colors! Great job showing off that technique!

  • Reply
    Jocelyn Olson
    April 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I LOVE the colors–so cheerful! I made a (non-shared) card recently and made an arc out of the sentiment for the first time, too, although mine didn’t turn out as well–ha ha. The flocking on the paper is so fun!

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