My textured Tangerine Tango card base is 7" x 4.25" with a scalloped edge. I layered Chocolate Chip card stock and Patterns Designer Series Paper with So Saffron to create a background. Then, I inked up some funky flowers from the Botanical Blooms set, a Sale-A-Bration exclusive. Hurry! There are only 2 days left of Sale-A-Bration - get your freebies while you still can!
I have a secret: I don't have a Tangerine Tango ink pad. How did I get those ohh so orange blooms? With my Only Orange marker. I colored directly onto the stamp -- huffed to ensure maximum moisture -- and voila! TIP: Pumpkin Pie is a close match as well. Botanical Blooms is a 2-Step set, so my trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig helped me get my Chocolate Chip outline perfectly aligned. I used my 1" circle punch for the image and my 1.25" circle punch to create a So Saffron matte. Finally, my Scalloped Circle Punch finished things up.
I ran Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Ribbon along the bottom of my card and topped it with a layer of So Saffron grosgrain. The sentiment, 'to thine own self be kind', is framed by Hodgepodge Hardware. I felt it needed more sass so I added a few extra brads and some swirly clips for good measure. TIP: A Crop-o-Dile will easily punch through multiple layers. (Without giving you a hand cramp - I promise!)
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Stamps: Botanical Blooms - SAB '09 - (113812)
Paper: Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper (112164), Chocolate Chip (102128), So Saffron (105118), Tangerine Tango Textured -- In Color 12 x 12 astd. (111345)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Only Orange Marker (100051)
Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), 1.25" Circle Punch (104403), Scalloped Circle Punch (109043), Scalloped Edge Punch (112091), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
Sassy Somethings: Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon (111849), So Saffron Grosgrain - SAB '09 - (114618), Hodgepodge Hardware - currently available in Styled Silver (111325) and Very Vanilla (112454)