You might say that the majority of the cards that I make are "one of a kind." But I took the title of today's blog post from the stamp from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set that I used in today's card.
In fact, as I stamped this sentiment, it occurred to me that this might be a perfect stamp to put on the back of most of my cards!
One of the things that I'm trying to do between now and the end of the month is to use up all of my stash of Designer Series Papers. While I used a lot of them during my fund-raising fair composition book project last month, I still have lots left. In fact, I have more of the papers from the Celebrate the Everyday seasonal catalog than I do from the annual 2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog! And that seasonal catalog is where I found the papers I used for this project – Retro Fresh Designer Series Papers. I love it when the designs in the Stampin' Up! papers complement each other as well as the papers in this set do!
The rest of the products in this card are NOT going to be retiring. No, not even the Retro Fresh Washi Tape! But there are other papers in the 2014-15 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog that will work beautifully with the Retro Fresh Washi Tape.
You might wonder where I got the idea to add these two circles to this card. Of course I got this from a sketch challenge. In fact, it's Friday as this is posted, and that means it's time for the weekly Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge! I punched the smaller circle out of a piece of Tangerine Tango Cardstock that I had run through the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For that circle I used the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. I used the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to punch the sentiment that I had stamped using Tangerine Tango Classic Ink. I wanted a little bit of a mat behind that circle to make it stand out, and I found just the one in the Circles Collection Framelit set. Perfect little line around the stamped piece.
The background color for the Retro Fresh Designer Paper is Very Vanilla. So I used Very Vanilla Cardstock both for the stamped image and for the card base.
And then there's the Washi Tape. I do not have an arrow stamp in my stamp collection and none of the stickers that I have seemed to be what this design called for. Then I remembered about the Retro Fresh Washi Tape – and one of them has an arrow design. Close enough!!! So, even though I'd adhered the larger circle to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals to raise it up a bit, I slapped that Washi Tape right on. Looks fine!
Finally I went and uploaded my finished card to the Sketch Frenzy Friday gallery. Darned if someone else didn't use the same paper as I had. Of course I thouight, "Great designers think alike!"