I know that Adventure Awaits seems to be primarily a masculine stamp set, but if you choose a different colour scheme and different DSP, you can totally make it a more feminine design. I wanted to make a chalkboard effect card with the new Color Box Chalk inks and the Chalkboard Paper in the Occasions Catalogue and combine it with the Something Borrowed series of DSP for my retreat make & takes. While looking for a good "chalkboard effect" stamp set, Adventure Awaits caught my eye for the great fonts, and I decided to use it!
I also used the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #171 sketch for my layout:
Here's a closer look:
- I used the Rose Coral Color Box Chalk Ink to stamp the sentiment on the Chalkboard Paper. The closest Stampin' Up colour to that is Blushing Bride, so I used that as my accent colour amongst all the neutrals (Basic Black, Whisper White and Sahara Sand).
- I used the Circles Collection and the Starburst Framelits to die cut the sentiment panel and its Blushing Bride starburst matte. The two framelit sets work so well together.
- The background paper is from the Something Borrowed Designer Series. The Sahara Sand and Whisper White designs are such a great neutral palette that you can add other colours so easily and it makes them pop!
- The flags on the left are cut from the Subtles Designer Series Paper stacks, Stacked with Love DSP and another Something Borrowed design.
- That cute little bow is made from Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and added with a Glue Dot. The definitive feminine touch!
And while we're talking about curiosity, I just wanted to highlight an issue to do with mental health! Yesterday was Bell's "Let's Talk Day"! People shared texts, Facebook photos and tweets in order to raise money and awareness for mental health issues. People I'm close to face mental health problems on a daily basis, and I also struggle with mild anxiety and depression. It's so important to break the silence and the stigma surrounding mental illness. It is an illness, not a weakness! Please do your part to talk about mental health, not hide it under a blanket of shame!
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