Maybe it is because I grew up in the 80s and 90s, but I just love the word “Awesome” and love to use that to tell people how much I think of them. So, when I got the Marquee Messages stamp set and saw it had the phrase “you are awesome”… well, I knew it was perfect for me!
This is one of those stamp sets that there is one main image and then a few different sentiments to change up what you can say in this set. And honestly, sometimes working with a set that doesn’t make me feel like I have to get wild and creative with how I stamp my images is actually pretty freeing. I can just relax and enjoy my stamping without having to think too hard! So, for this card, I had fun playing with colors and little details pieces.
For example, I stamped my main image onto my Whisper White piece in Memento Black and then stamped it again onto a piece of scrap So Saffron so that I could cut out and pop up my arrow. Just something simple as popping it up makes a BIG difference. I did more paper piecing by stamping again onto a scrap piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and layering that down directly to the page for the “Awesome” sentiment. And then stamped again on scrap So Saffron so I could cut out three of the little star shines. Simple pieces that add a lot to your card.
And what is a marquee without some sparkly lights? I added some quick and easy bling by grabbing my Gold Glitz Dazzling Details glitter glue and dotting each of the marquee lights for a fun sparkly effect. You can also use mini-rhinestones or pearls (the smallest size in the packs sold by Stampin’ Up) but I was going for economical, since I could make a bajillion cards using one little $2.50 tube of glitter glue.
Add some extra hints of color by coloring in the main image on the Whisper White cardstock (I used Peekaboo Peach on those horizontal bars on the left, and So Saffron on the shaded part behind the “Awesome” sentiment). Then just matted it all with Basic Black cardstock on a Peekaboo Peach cardbase.
I made this card a while ago, but now after sharing it here, I know just some special folks in my life who I need to remind them that I think they are awesome. Think about your friends and family…. who needs to hear that they are awesome to you?