Monday, July 25, 2011

A Little Patterned Paper Is All It Takes

Good Monday Morning blog readers!! Today I'm sharing 2 projects: a colorful card using one of the new CHA releases from Bella Blvd and a layout using Creative Imaginations IOD Devotion.

I started the card by combinig the Folding Fan, for a play on words, with the Scalloped Diamonds border and a Stitcher Plate, for texture on this card.

I really wanted the fan to stand out, so I cut it from cardstock and black paper and then layered them together. I love a little bling (what girl doesn't), so I decorated the scalloped border with gems and then added stitching around the perimeter of the card.

You can see the texture created with the stitcher plate here.

My goal when creating this layout was to make something pretty using minimal pre-made embellishments. I fished through my stash and pulled out some of my favorite dies (11 in all) and went to work.

I cut several flowers and used pop dots in varying thicknesses to add dimension, added butterflies and flourishes for a little whimsy, and a couple of borders to ground the layout.

I used a doily die to highlight my title and finished it off with a large French Flair die to house my journaling.

Here's a close-up of the details

Dies Used:
Fanciful Flourish
Scalloped Diamonds Flourish
Border Carnivale
Tropical Flourish
Small Exotic Butterflies
Judy's Blooms
Darling Daisies
French Flair Nesting Dies
French Pastry Doily
Pretty Petal

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!! Hope you have a scrappy day!!


ferrellgraph-x said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment! I am in awe that you did! I really love your work, especially your scrapbook pages! They are always so fabulous.
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Sasha Holloway said...

Hey girl .. I AM BACK HOPPING and love what I see. You rocked it out with the card. I absolutely think that is adorable.

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