Here's what I made for my wonderful Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day, a set of 8 4x4 notecards for every occasion, along with another card of course and a purse to store them all in. She loved it!
I chose a "rainbow" using 8 of the retiring colours, stamping the outside with Fun and Fast Notes, matting in the same colour, then stamping the inside, same colour again, using the Curvy Verses stamp set. No colouring in required. I then finished off with some sort of matching embellishment, a brad, ribbon, button, etc.
Here's a closeup of the card and purse. I got the idea for the card from Kirsty Brown's blog. This was also my first try at a Scallop Circle Punch Faux Flower, cute eh?
Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Curvy Verses
Cardstock: Whisper White, Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral
Ink: Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Silver Brads, Buttons, Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
Card and Purse Supplies
Stamps: Picture This
Cardstock: Whisper White, Washington Apple Designer Paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, So Saffron Ribbon, Crimper