I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Watermelon Wonder cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. Next I added a piece of the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and used it for the color combination inspiration.
For the main stamped image I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the basket and succulent images from the Basket of Wishes stamp set using Early Espresso ink and then used my Stampin' Write Markers to color it in (I used both tips of the marker's in the color and find using the thin tip is a great way to add a little accent of color like I did on the tips of the plants). The greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set and was stamped in Night of Navy ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I added a little strip of Cucumber Crush 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon behind the greeting before attaching it with dimensionals for a little extra texture and pizzaz.
I was so happy with how this card turned out and it completely reflects the sunrise I saw this morning and how I'm feeling this morning. Sometimes we all just need a little downtime for some play therapy to reset and relax!
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