Friday, February 7, 2014

Cards for Comfort

I made a couple of cards recently that I would like to share with you.  They were not easy for me to make, but unfortunately, sometimes these are the cards that we MUST make.  Each card features the Be Still My Acrylix, and the new Skylark Paper Packet from Close to My Heart.  This is a gorgeous set of papers, take a peek...


One of my goals with this versatile paper was to have both a male and female version of the card, but after I finished, I realized that they could both really work either way.

This first version is made for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 127:  Over the Edge.


It is a little hard to see in the picture, but the pattern paper extends past the right edge of the Kraft card base.  The inside of the card is lined with a piece of White Daisy CS that is the usual A2 size, so it creates a lovely border when closed.


I stamped the sentiment in Cocoa Ink to contrast the colors of the paper distinctly.


The only embellishment I added here are the bronze and gold sequins from the Ivy Lane Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit.  The rest is just included in the pattern of the paper, which I love.  I especially wanted this sunburst pattern to go with my sentiment.  The faux Washi is a brilliant touch.


The second card was intended to be a more feminine version using the same basic elements, with a bit of glitter added.



This Bronze Shimmer Trim from Close to My Heart is a truly gorgeous color.  I love it paired with this paper.  I also used the zip strip and flip side from the same pattern paper as a banner/flag element in this corner.


Just a few more sequins in the bottom corner.


 And a little detail inside...


What about you?  Do you think you can get away with sequins and sparkle on a card for a guy?  I think these can for sure.  I really love how this pattern paper lends itself to stamping a sentiment right on the pattern.  

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful as ALWAYS Amie!! Thanks for sharing this combination!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dawn...you are awesome! :)

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  2. great mix of patterns and colors. very pretty card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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    1. The papers are really beautiful, I agree! Thanks, Alice! :)

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  3. Oh wow! The papers, the sequins, the banners, the sentiment--the card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. Love these. Hope you don't mind if I scraplift!!!

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