Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Positively Pretty Two Step

Thanks SO much for all the wishes for Jonathan! He had a terrific birthday, and it was a great day for the water park, probably the coolest July 1 in Texas I can remember, unseasonably lovely! More later! SO busy with work and Fourth of July prep, ackkk!!

Real quick, here is the only card I've had a chance to make so far with the "plus" (positive!) border from Pretty Patterns. I wanted to show how much you can dress up a simple card front with these and add quick pops of color with the smaller elements. Card uses Memento Rich Cocoa and Rose Bud ink pads, stamp the borders in brown first and go back with the pink where you want it. See how differently, too, the borders look when they are nested inside of each other close, or when the plus are lined up to be opposite one another, creating a large open square space to add a smaller element like the coordinating plus element or small square? An in between size plus can then be two step stamped inside the large one to add more interest, color and variety. I love playing around with alternating where I put them (or fill them all in if I forget one I'm doing and get off by one, lol!) And so easy with Clearly Gina K, I just can't get over it or stress enough! Sentiment is from Theresa's Celebrate the Season.

So many new, exciting things coming up! Fun times ahead, and inspiration hops with ALL the new Gina K Designs sets starting Monday!! Hugs, thanks for visiting today!

3 comments:

Patti J said...

So pretty! Can't wait to get my first set of clear GKD stamps!!! Love the color combo on this one - everything just pops! Thanks for sharing, and I'll look forward to seeing more with this great set!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the stamp set....got mine Monday and I had to make a quick card too with it. But I love the idea you did with your plua design. Once the holiday is over will try to do more with the set.

Becky said...

What a great design and great colors Melanie.
Have a great 4th