Hi there, thank you for stopping by to see this one of two congratulations cards I'm sharing with you this week. Two good friends have both celebrating successes this week and so I thought it would be nice to send them a card to help in their celebrations.
This one is a fun collection of word bubbles and stamps mainly from the Bravo Stampin' Up! set with a 'Yay' cut with the Circle Card Thinlits die. I've used the Under the Tree designer series paper as my base card just to show that Christmas papers like dogs are not just for Christmas!! My bubbles are cut from the new kraft card stock which comes from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue in packs of 12 x 12. My colours are early espresso, melon mambo and rich razzleberry and although the 'pink' shades are from the brights using them on kraft card softens the brightness and creates a more subtle effect. Of course melon mambo embossing powder is more WOW than subtle but with this combo I think it works! If you don't have any retired melon mambo powder you can still create it by inking your stamp first with versa mark, then melon mambo ink and then stamping and embossing with clear embossing powder. A lighter finish, but this works for most colours, just don't work too hard on the mambo ink pad to preserve the versa mark on your stamp.
Come back soon for my second congrats card!!