I finally broke out my Hero Arts mini neon stamp set and the SU chevron background stamp. Both have been sitting around wondering when they were going to be called into service. I stalked Pinterest for some inspiration and went to work.
All three cards started with a rainbow of blue, green, orange, and pink on SU Whisper White cardstock. This card also uses SU's Gorgeous Grunge and an MFT sentiment.
I'm learning to not point out my mistakes when posting cards since we're always our own worst critics and most people don't even notice them, and I have to say that I am basically happy with the way this one turned out, but there are things I'd do differently. The vellum banner is deliberately askew, but the stitching went wonky. I tried to fix it with an 'I meant to do that' second row of stitching, but it didn't quite do the trick. Oh well. I do like the gray and vellum with the neon. It softens the effect and is more unexpected than black. The die cut is from Paper Smooches. First time for that one as well, come to think of it!
See the inspiration card here.
Last, but not least...
I copied this pic of my niece, Jill and her little family from a Facebook post. The photo is popped up and backed with gray. I embossed the sentiment and little hearts with silver embossing powder. Little Nicholas happens to be wrapped in a chevron baby blanket, by the way!
I like using photos on cards. Why not? They become little keepsakes, not just cards.
Have a good night!