The new batch of In Colors is really quite wonderful. Their names are even adorable, and only four of them make me hungry! The non-hunger-inducing one is Tip Top Taupe (but I love the sound of it!) and it joins Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. Yum.
My mom and dad will be celebrating 65 years of marriage on May 25. Wow! That is really a long time!
For their anniversary card, I decided to team two of the new In Colors, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder, up with Whisper White for a cool, crisp, fun card.
PLEASE NOTE: If you look at a sheet of the Watermelon Wonder cardstock, you would swear they melted down a slice of watermelon to create it. It's that close!
Flowers and leaves from three different stamp sets were used in this card. The sets used are Flower Shop, Petite Petals and Choose Happiness, none of which are retiring! Yay!
The base for the flower-strewn oval is from the Labels Collection Framelits, which, unfortunately, IS retiring. To echo the many polka dots (and other fun designs!) found on the card, I embossed the Mint Macaron label with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Even the two Basic Pearls are somewhat dot-like.
One of my favorite parts of this card is what I figured out with the beautiful Organza Ribbon. I'm sure I'm not the first one to come up with this "banner", but I feel like I am. I've never seen it before. By angling the ends and overlapping them just right, they form a banner. It was one of those happy accidents, one that I will be sure to use again in the future.
Happy 65th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!