I'll admit it. Summer Starfruit is NOT my favourite colour. In fact, it's my LEAST favourite colour. It's been an "In Colour" for 15 months (more or less) and it has about another 9 months to go before it officially retires *crosses fingers*. You would think that at this point it would have at least started to grow on me a little bit, but no. Not at all. Not one iota! In fact, the piece on today's card is from the ORIGINAL pack of paper I ordered when the colour first appeared in 2012. Yeah. That.
Anyway...you didn't come here today to listen to my RAMBLE on about my dislike of Summer Starfruit, you came to see a card. Here you go:
I started off with an Island Indigo base (I'm almost out - EEK!!) and added a layer of Summer Starfruit which I ran through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. If you don't have this folder yet, you should probably order it. It's one of the most versatile one created by Stampin' UP! and you can use it to dress up just about any card.
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My card also features Designer Series Paper from the Soho Subway pack. It's a little "edgier" than I'm used to, but I kind of like it.
I stamped the image in Island Indigo on Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut it out using the Chalk Talk Framelits and my big shot. I also hand cut a layer of Island Indigo for a mat.
And...the reason I chose a Congratulations? Why, it's Congratulations to ME of course!! If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that I was recently appointed LEAD for the Toronto Ronald McDonald House. I couldn't be MORE thrilled!
Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with one of the house coordinators and drop off the cards that were created at my Stampin' Extravaganza this past June. We chatted about some things that my group of volunteers and I could do and I've got BIG PLANS!!! I can always use MORE volunteers, so if you live in the Toronto area, please let me know. If you're a Stampin' UP! demonstrator and would like to help out, please contact LANA at Stampin' UP! You can email her at email@example.com and she'll get you set up.
This is the start of something BIG!
What do you think?
STAMPS: Tag It!
INK: Island Indigo
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit and Island Indigo Cardstock; Soho Subway DSP
ACCESSORIES: Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals