Some people may imagine that designer paper called Cottage Wall can only be useful for floral feminine cards but nothing could be further from the truth! Here's a male card made using two of the papers and very few other supplies:
The green paper is cut to reveal just one line of dots from the polka dot paper, creating a border. The bowl of apples from hostess set Studio Sketches was coloured in with a blender pen and markers and fitted into this gorgeous frame from Hodge Podge Hardware. (These frames are so useful as a focal point to a card and can frame an image or a sentiment.) The panel is adhered to an A5 Whisper White card base and the card is finished with a sentiment from Basic Phrases positioned with my Stamp-a-majig. Simple!
Stamps: Studio Sketches (hostess set), Basic Phrases
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Cottage Wall designer paper, Hodge Podge hardware
When I picked my young son up from school today, he informed me (with a smile) that smiles are contagious. And he's right - they are! I smiled back at him and told him about the old chicken and egg question - are you smiling because you're happy or are you happy because you're smiling? We talked about it for some time before deciding that it's probably a bit of both... but whatever the answer, a smile has to be a good thing!
Hope your day is filled with smiles!
See you tomorrow.