This happy card features two Papertrey Ink stamp sets from July of 2009. They are On My Couch and On My Couch Additions. I encourage you to check out the links to each set so you can see all the fun couches, chairs, room accessories and sentiments that go along with these two sets.
When I went to plan the colors and design of my card, I immediately remembered the card below, made by Nichole Heady. It was featured on the blog post remembering Papertrey Ink Sets from 2008. Nichole is one of the owners of Papertrey Ink. There are more details about her card here.
These bright, cheery colors caught my eye immediately. They remind me of a brand new morning whenever I see them used together. The only reason I can come up with for that connection is that they look like orange juice and the inside of a grapefruit to me! Nichole and I both used the exact same colors for our cards. My guess is she doesn't have lighting issues like I do when it comes to taking pictures, so imagine my card in these colors! :)
I also liked the layout, as well. So when I was creating my card, I copied several of her ideas and transferred them to my card.
Nichole stamped polka dots to create a background on her Summer Sunrise card stock. I used Summer Sunrise Patterned Paper featuring polka dots that I put on my Berry Sorbet card stock.
Nichole and I each created a panel across our cards. She put hers right in the middle. I moved mine up to the upper area of my card.
While Nichole has white scallops across the top and bottom of her Berry Sorbet panel, I made a white panel with a Berry Sorbet couch and a Summer Sunrise rug and pillow. I stamped my couch outline onto patterned paper and then fussy cut it out. I stamped my Summer Sunrise rug directly onto the white card stock.
Nichole stamped her "thinking of you" sentiment in white on the bottom of her Berry Sorbet panel. I stamped "Rest Relax Recover" in Berry Sorbet on the top of my white panel.
Nichole's ribbon goes horizontally across her panel to make room for her flowers which are arranged vertically. My ribbon is on the card vertically to make room for my couch and rug which are arranged horizontally.
Although it wasn't my intention, it seems as though I did the opposite of everything Nichole did except for the actual card base and panel themselves!
My sentiment, "Rest Relax Recover" came from the Keep It Simple: Surgery Mini Stamp Set. However I got the idea for it from the On My Couch Stamp Set. On the inside of my card, I stamped the following sentiment from On My Couch Additions:
"hoping you're fully "Re-covered" soon!"
I think this is such a fun sentiment for someone who is recovering from an illness or surgery. Hopefully between the bright colors and the funny sentiment, a little laughter will make the patient feel better soon!
To see more cards created based on Papertrey Ink stamps from 2009 or the Papertrey Ink post about 2009, click here.
See you soon with more cards featuring Papertrey Ink Stamp Sets!
I used the following products by Papertrey Ink to make this card:
On My Couch and On My Couch Additions Stamp Sets
Keep It Simple: Surgery Mini Stamp Sets
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise Ink Pads
Stamper's Select White, Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise Card Stock
Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise Pattern Packs of Paper
Berry Sorbet 5/8" Saddle Stitch Ribbon