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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Elegant and Easy Birthday Card

Every Envelope should have a finishing touch... easy but pretty!!
The inside of the card... a lil detail that really adds a WOW factor!!
Note the Real Red that I did on the lil strip of Creamy Caramel - it discerns the layers.

The finished Product... simple but so very pretty!!

Hidee Ho folks... I had a dear friend's bday this week... I wanted to do something in her favorite color - RED... so I whipped out our Real Red and looked on my Color Wheel for a color to pair it with. The ideal color is Creamy Caramel. I did worry - I didn't want a 'country' feel/look to the card that these two colors can have... so I when elegant. I ran the Creamy Caramel (3 3/4" x 5") thru the swirly impression plate. I adhered it to the Real Red.
I then, using the Easter Bloom stamp set I stamped on Very Vanilla the flowers and cut them out. I adhered it to a 1" x 3 3/4" Creamy Caramel that I'd flicked in Real Red (this aides in separating the layer of Creamy Caramel on top of the same color). I'd punched each flower with lil holes to thread rhinestone brads and gold brads. Using the Pop Up Dots I assembled it as such.
Knowing it needed a lil more I took a 5"x3 3/4" very vanilla and using our Markers I painted the Creamy Caramel and Real Red to create the inside. Using the Sincere Salutations I did it in Real red and adhered a flower w/ the Pop Up dots... making for a stunning and elegant inside!!
Finishing of the envelope... it's a pretty and easy card.
Recipe:
Stamps: Eastern Bloom, Sincere Salutations
Papers: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Inks: Creamy Caramel and Real Red
Accessories: Swirly Impression Plate, Fire Rhinestone brads, Gold Brads
Challenge: What can YOU pop and make elegant??

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