Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I wanted to create an elegant card for her and thought the color challenge over at The Paper Players would fit the bill.
I wanted something clean and simple because Bev's a CAS kinda gal. But, just because it's a CAS card doesn't mean I couldn't bling it up a bit. I used pearls in the center of the mosaics, and to dot the "i" in "congratulations".
This is such a fun and versatile stamp set I have yet to run out of ideas with it!
This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: "Mosaic Madness", "Curly Cute"
*Inks: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse
*Paper: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse
*Accessories: pearls, dimensionals
Friday, May 3, 2013
Why are we off to visit? Well, for Ella's First Communion, of course! And, I needed a card for our sweet girl. I'm so happy for her and can't wait until tomorrow to see her make that sacrament for the first time. :o)
I found a fun sketch over at Paper Players and thought it would work well for Miss Ella Bella's card.
Since my new goodies arrived yesterday, I couldn't wait to play with them (may I just say how in love I am with the new In Colors? They're so fresh and crisp and clean and just wonderful!). I picked up the Gingham Garden DSP and washi tape (I'm a bit of a washi hound so getting that was a no brainer ;oP) and knew they were it. Ella's favorite color is pink, and in fact, has a wall that is either Melon Mambo or Strawberry Slush in her room. Yes, it's very intense. ;o)
However, what is intense for a wall in a little girl's bedroom makes for a lovely card base. :o)
I inked up "Summer Silhouettes" with Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo, used my "Beautiful Wings" embosslit, and some pearls as a finishing touch. Since washi tape is rather transparent, I didn't want to lie it down directly on that gorgeous Melon Mambo gingham so I put it down on Whisper White first and then cut it out. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Oh how I adore washi tape...but, that's a post for another time...;o)
All in all, a happy (if terribly photographed--ugh!) card for a beautiful girl. :o)
This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Express Yourself
*Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
*Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gingham Garden DSP
*Accessories: Beautiful Wings embosslit, pearls, Gingham Garden washi tape, dimensionals, scallop border punch