This was my second card I made using the sketch that SUDSOL provided. Once I got going, I really saw possibilities for cards. I pulled out my Easy Events set - a new one in the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. I have a family member going through a hard time right now, so I decided to make a card to send off. Cards are such a great way to share a hug across the miles and there are LOTS of miles between us.
I started with my Color Coach to pick the colors I wanted. I thought Riding Hood Red would be good, then I found Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso to match. I took the card base of Pear Pizzazz and ran it through the Big Shot using the texture plates. I then stamped the Wood-grain background stamp on a strip of Soft Suede with Early Espresso ink. I quickly punched out a border strip of the Riding Hood Red with the Dotted Scallop border punch and punched a few hearts from CS scraps. Then I stamped the Wood-grain on a Very Vanilla circle and stamped the image on the card which I colored in with markers. Rounded the corners for a bit of softening to the edges and there you go!