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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Great New Card -- Thinking of YOU

Hello Everyone
I am posting a Sympathy Card featuring Spellbinders Dies. The pattern paper I am using here is a swirl paper with a varnish finish. I cut panels of pattern paper, matted them with black cardstock to fit on a Paper Company's Blond Columns textured cardstock for a sophisticated finish.
On the first layer I used Spellbinders Labels 8 cutting a label out of Bazzil Petallics cardstock in creme. I embossed this label with a Sizzix embossing plate in the swirl pattern to compliment the pattern paper. I then used the Spellbinders Mega Ovals Scallop die and then the Spellbinders Mega Oval straight edge die on top. As the embellishment I used the Spellbinder L.E. Cross Collection and applied the use of a couple of the dies, embellishing them with gold pettalic cardstock. I tied a creme ribbon edged chiffon bow onto the tail of the cross embellishment and topped the desgn off with three of the Martha Stewart table confetti flowers with gold beaded accents.
Find these Spellbinders dies and so much more at Stamping Scrapping where you can have a shopping experience extravaganza!!
For my loyal followers, this is my last post as a designer for my wonderful friend Cindy as I will be very busy with another new adventure. I am sad to leave as a designer but looking forward to a wonderful and continued friendship with Cindy, Kevin and all my designer friends from ScrappingStampingdotcom.
Look for more exciting news to come on my blog and the blog candy I have been promising! As a long time Close to My Heart consultant and biggest collector of bling and exciting embellishments, I have so much to put into the blog candy-- you will be amazed!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A softer more muted addition to the Wedding Collection

In shades of off-white, cream and ecru while staying with the browns in the wedding colors I find this card is elegant and simple - it is one of my favourites because it is a style that I feel close to. There is not a whole lot of embellishment and not a whole lot is needed with the paper doing all the work. A few simple flowers from the Martha Stewart bridal collection, some gauzy ribbon and pearls to give it an elegant flair. This particular design brought a sophisticated flair into the collection.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wedding Invitation Collection con't.

Good Day Everyone
Here is another selection from the wedding invitation collection I have designed for a special nephew and his fiance. This card features wedding white cardstock emboseed with butterflies that has a sheen to it as the base of the card. I have used Charlie petallic cardstock to mat panels of embossed pattern paper from the Jolie Chocolat collection from SEI. I have used once again the Spellbinders Fluer De Lis pendants and Spellbinder Classic Hearts and Classic Scalloped.
On top of this simple embellishment I added a Prima flower and Martha Stewart pearls from her bridal collection. One picture shows the the dbl envelopes, the inside envelop is lined in Ecru and the reponse cards are postcards requiring no envelop. Stay tuned for another selection coming very soon. If you want to be alerted to future posts, sign into my feedburner with your emial address and you will be notified of new posts on my blog.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hello All

Here we have another two examples of the wedding invitation collection that I made for my nephew's wedding coming up in August. These two examples, both with more of a masculine flavour are made with Charlie Petallic Cardstock for the bases - Petallic cardstock is a metallic cardstock with a bit of a shimmer to it and it is rather thick which is a good choice for higher end cards; it is an excellent choice for more sophisticated cards such as formal invitations. On the base of the card I used two selections of pattern paper from the Jolie Chocolat collection put out by SEI. The large pattern design is the embossed paper called Sucre and the finer design pattern is called Noisette and is a glimmer paper with a bit of a sheen to it. I used gray and brown cardstocks to matt any panels I used. I embellished these cards again with Spellbinders dble pendants, the Fluer De Lis and Contemporary Hearts and then I topped that with Spellbinders circles, one in scallop to mat the other with the sentiment on it. The sentiment is from Just Rite 15/8" round Romantic Sentiments and Borders and there are many sentiments that would work in that set for wedding invitations or wedding cards to gift any bride and groom. I hope you enjoy this card and feel free to leave me any comments or questions. There are a few more wedding invites to post yet so stay tuned... thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Second Wedding Card in the Collection

Hello Everyone... here is the 2nd invitation that I am going to show you in this collection. This card is a gatefold card using mi amor from the Jolie Chocolat collection. I used 2 Spellbinders Pendants , one is the Fleur De Lis and the other is In Spades. On top of that I used the Spellbinders Hearts and the Hearts Scallop sets, which if you do not see them on the Stamping Scrapping site, just email Cindy and she can most likely get it for you in short order. I've layered with prima chocolate brown flower and the Martha Stewart bridal pearls. The card is simple enough but is layered with multi Spellbinder cuts. This selection of Jolie Chocolat is busy with love words all over it so it did not require a sentiment on the front. Hope you enjoy!!
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