Welcome Words - Welcome To Our Street

by Joanne James2. March 2016 19:15

Today I have a card to share for the current challenge over at Fab Friday, where they have a great sketch to play along with:

I decided to use a set that I haven't previously inked up for my card today - the lovely 'Welcome Words' - to make a card that I've always wanted a sentiment for. Take a look and you'll see what I mean:

 

This stamp can be used for all kinds of welcomes - new homes, new team members, new babies, new year - and also to welcome new neighbours to your street, an idea that I just love! For my card I decided to use the horizontal panel for my 'welcome' and create a custom background by repeat stamping the little trio of houses across my background panel in Memento Black and then colouring them with my Stampin' Write markers. I was somewhat inspired by the colourful houses of Tobermory in Scotland - here's a photo of them, image courtesy of the Cafe Fish that you can see on the right of the picture:

Image courtesy of: www.thecafefish.com

I love those houses painted in bright, primary colours and whilst it's nothing like the houses in my street, decided that this would make a bright and cheerful welcome card for a new neighbour. I added a retired speech bubble paperclip for my embellishment with a little red heart punched from my Confetti Border Punch in the centre. Similarly, I used some retired scraps of Brights designer series paper for the banner flags and I used a metallic doily for the semi-circular element. The colourful outside is then continued onto the inside of my card to complete the sentiment:

 

This stamp set is one that could be easily overlooked in the current seasonal catalogue, but actually has lots of creative possibilities and is especially useful for clean and simple cards. I especially love the bright primary colours of this card - very me!

Here's today's visual summary for easy reference:

 

That's all from me today; I've had a day of housework and errands today so am having a quiet evening before getting back to it all again tomorrow. Back then with a card for this week's new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary where we have a fun colour challenge in store for you. until then, happy stampin'!

 

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DonnaGarafalo
DonnaGarafaloUnited States
3/3/2016 12:46:01 AM #

I love the houses ainted like that, I am a big island girl - Love the life - hope to get there someday, but the picture & image you have created remind me of all my days sailing between them. Love the idea of the heart inside the bubble. I have the paperclip bubbles & have yet to use them - I know I will now. Donna #44 WOYWW

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Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
3/3/2016 1:49:53 PM #

What a fun and colorful card, Joanne!  What great inspiration and a wonderful way to welcome new friends to the neighborhood.  Thank so much for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge.

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Heather H
Heather HUnited States
3/3/2016 3:18:03 PM #

Wow, this card is PACKED with details!  Congrats on pulling all of them together - you've done so perfectly!  I love these bright houses - Tobermory is so lovely!  I think you've done them proud, too, lol.  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

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Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
3/3/2016 7:12:13 PM #

Such a warm welcoming card for your new neighbor!  I never even noticed those little houses and the way you colored them is perfect!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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Kathleen Chabot
Kathleen ChabotCanada
3/13/2016 12:23:34 AM #

Love this colourful card! The heart "smoke" from the chimneys is a great touch. I can't find the Welcome Words stamp set in any current SU catalogues, is this a retired set?

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