I just can’t seem to get enough of these square cards. 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Definitely my new favorite size card.
This card is one that I was going to make for my swap at the Stampin’ Up! event in Dallas until I made the valentine that I’ll share with you tomorrow. I had made little 3″ x 3″ thank you notes for my customers using this little colored leaf. I liked it so much I thought I should try it on a larger card. I first tried it on a regular size card but it just didn’t look right. Then the light bulb went off above my head (don’t you love when that happens?!) and I put the leaf on my favorite size card! Ta-da! A swap-worthy card!
Of course, after all that thinking and designing I decided not to use it for my swap. I won’t even mention that I had actually cut all the card stock and THEN decided not to use it. Yikes! I really like the card I’ll show you tomorrow though. Definitely worth putting this one aside.
I love the when the leaves in this stamp set are colored in. They turn out so nice. When I was working on this card I couldn’t decide how to color it in. When I used markers for both colors it was just too overwhelming and if I used a blender pen and ink it looked too washed out. So I compromised! I used the Cajun Craze marker and the Delightful Dijon ink with a Blender Pen. Perfect!
Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!