Sometimes an idea is only a piece of paper away. I'm not just saying that---this is actually how this card was designed. I saw a piece of Fancy Foil Designer Vellum on my crafting table. It was just a piece that was left over from another project and it appealed to me. I really like the look of that Designer Vellum anyway, but when I saw that piece, I knew I wanted to use it in my next design. Close by was a partial sheet of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper. The Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry in the flowers gave me my colour palette.
Looking around the room I zeroed in on my Banner Framelit Dies. I have all my Framelits and Thinlits up on the wall, stuck to magnetic sheets and find that inspiration often comes when I look at them. I'm very visual that way and probably wouldn't use my framelits half as often if they were filed away. In this case the Banner Framelits inspired me.
I chose a base cardstock in Naturals White because the Tangerine Tango is such a strong colour. For the Tangerine Tango, I turned to my Brights Core'dinations. After putting the piece through my Big Shot using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder. A bit of sanding made the diagonal stripes stand out beautifully. They matched the diagonal stripes in the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum that I was using. Instead of simply putting a rectangle or a square of the fancy vellum onto the Core'dinations, I cut it using the largest of the Banners Framelits. Even then I wound up cutting it about an inch shorter. On top of that I layered another piece of Core'dinations cut with the third largest Banner Framelit. I put that banner piece through the Big Shot using my Decorative Dots embossing folder and then lightly sanded it. On top of that I layered two banners in Gold Foil, cut with the smallest of the Banner Framelits.
Now for the piece of Watercolor Wonder Deisnger Series Paper that had caught my attention. I loved the watercolour flowers that covered the paper and, instead of hand-cutting them, decided that they would probably fit quite well into the Pansy Punch. I was right! They were an almost perfect fit. After cutting out two of the Tangerine Tango flowers, I decided to do the same with the Crushed Curry flowers. For them, however, I chose to use the little Petite Petals punch. I attached the flowers with dimensionals in a random "scattered" pattern across the banners and then adhered pearls to the centres.
For my sentiment I turned to the little heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits and the "hello" from the "A Dozen Thoughts" stamp set. A bit of sponging with Tangerine Tango ink and Crushed Curry ink helped the heart fit perfectly into the colour scheme.
To finish it off, I added a tiny pearl to the centre of the "o" in "hello".
And that is the card that I created after seeing that piece of Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. You never know where an idea is going to come from.