Hi there! I've just unpacked all my new goodies from the new Stampin' Up! catalog and I am IMPRESSED! I am truly inspired by all of the wonderful papers they have this year! Actually, I was a bit overwhelmed because I wanted to use them all at once :) So...I turned to this awesome sketch from Retro Sketches for help:
I love, love, love all the patterns in the new Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper. I used a more neutral pattern as my backdrop against this AMAZING new sentiment from the Age Awareness stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay. I used a very colorful pattern to ground my sentiment and pulled colors from the patterned paper to compliment both the papers and the sentiment. A small strip of Crushed Curry cardstock balances out my bow and Candy Dots (my fav) add a bit of jewelry and balance. Once I was done I felt it still needed "something" to balance out the weight of the bow so I ended up adding two buttons off to the left. I couldn't tell you why, but they seem to just 'finish' the card.
I used another patterned paper from this collection to line my envelope. I just love all these patterns together. One neutral, one small pattern and one large pattern and they compliment each other perfectly! I just love how easy Stampin' Up! makes it for me to be creative :)
Thanks for stopping by and I promise to be back soon with more samples of awesome new product!