|Close To My Heart For Always card|
The For Always paper collection from Close To My Heart inspired me to create this "Congratulations" card. Reminiscent of the style of the art deco period; the Whisper, White Daisy, and Black colors featured in this paper pack, reminds me of classic European films. The sheet of paper made to look like a handwritten love letter brings out the romantic in me, and to me there is nothing more romantic then the streets of Paris!
One of the complimentary colors of cardstock in this paper packet is Lagoon, a stylish blue-green color that really pops against the neutral of the background. I really liked the way it looked against the black. This color also is featured in the paper packets Later Sk8r and coordinates extremely well with Surf's Up!.
I accented with Sparkles Clear Flourishes to give it a bit of bling.
BREAKING NEWS: Lagoon will also be featured in the new "Sarita" collection coming in the 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book, available August 1, 2013!! Email me to reserve your FREE copy (a $3.95 value) with a minimum $25.00 order.
I had a CTMH retired stamp set that had an image of a fleur de lis, so I used the technique called "second generation" stamping to add subtle color to the background, accenting with more Lagoon and duplicating my theme. Using my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, I cut out the large fleur de lis as an anchor to the card to convey my love of France! I also had my Cricut cut out the shape (rectangle 7) onto which I stamped my sentiment from one of my favorite stamp sets called For Every Occasion.
Do you know how to stamp in second generation? Watch the video below from Close To My Heart to see how to take one ink pad and get multiple looks on your next paper crafting project.
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- Read Me First Letter
- Current Idea Books (qty. 3)
- Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)
- Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)
- Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
- Spring/ Summer 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1123)
- Petite Perks™ Critter Expressions Incentive Stamp Set (W2025)
- Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements (X7163C)
- Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit (G1053)
- Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)
- Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)
- Buttercup Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2110)
- Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2193)
- Spinner (Z1832)
- My Acrylix® Wheel of Life Stamp Set (D1545)
- My Acrylix® For a Friend Stamp Set (D1542)
- 4" × 5" My Acrylix® Block (Y1012)
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