Monday, September 12, 2011

Thinking of You

I have loved this bench image from the stamp set Have a Seat since it debuted last year.  However, I felt that something needed to be sitting on the bench rather than leaving it empty.  Afterall, I wanted this to be a "Thinking of You" card.  I went in search of an image that would be the correct proportion to place on the bench.  At first I thought about putting just the card image from the Tote-ally Tess stamp set on the bench.  Then inspiration hit!  Why not place the bag with a card sticking out of the top on the corner of the bench!  I could easily see myself putting my own bag in this exact spot if I had such a bench in my home.  I embellished the bag with the small flower image included in that stamp set and used a strand of the Early Espresso Baker's Twine to tie around the handle of the bag.  I used the butterfly image from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set to embellish the small card.  As you can see I used the new In Colors of Pool Party and Calypso Coral on this card and really like how well they "Popped" when paired with Soft Suede.

Here's a close-up of the bench with the bag and card:

Stamps:  Have a Seat, Tote-ally Tess, Itty Bitty Bits
Ink:  Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Naturals Ivory
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, , Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals



Shelley Z said...

What a cleaver idea to put the bag on the bench! Never would have thought of that. Love your card!

Yapha said...

What a great idea! I love the bag on the bench, especially with the card sticking out! Cute card!

Heidi Baks said...

Very cute idea! I'm always trying to find something to do with these chair/bench images.

Paula said...

Love the bag on the bench. Such a cute touch to this card. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great way combine two stamp sets!