Happy Monday!  I hope you were able to spend some time creating beautiful projects.  This weekend was a little hectic for me, but I was able to get some stamping time in.

Today’s post was inspired by one of my favorite color combinations, the blues and oranges. They are complementary on the color wheel which means they naturally work together.  The Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Whisper White Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper was perfect for the card I wanted to design.

Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile have a lot of warm tones while Seaside Spray is a cooler blue.  I usually try to keep my colors either warm or cool, but combining the tones works in this card because the colors are mixed in the plaid pattern.

I absolutely adore the leaves from the Love of Leaves Bundle. The stamps have beautiful dimension and the Stitched Leaves Dies not only cut the stamped images, they can emboss beautiful stitching into the leaves.  For this project, I chose to crop the leaves with no embossing to keep the elements in this design simple and to show more of the dimension in the stamps.

Here are the layer dimensions for this card:

  • Standard A-2 Whisper White card base;
  • The large plaid layer is 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″;
  • The Seaside Spray layer is 5″ X 3 3/4″;
  • The second Whisper White layer is 3 5/8″ X 4 7/8″;
  • The inside Seaside Spray layer is 3 7/8″ X 4 1/8″;
  • The Pretty Peacock top layer is 2 3/4″ X 4″;
  • The strip of plaid on the top layer is 5/8″ X 4″
  • My hand cropped sentiment banner is 3/4″ X 2″.

So, grab some Pretty Peacock DSP, add a pop of Terracotta Tile and a pretty Braided Linen Trim bow and crate something striking!

The only limitation is your imagination!