Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Brown & Blue and slightly the same??

I made a couple of cards and when I had finished the second I sat back, looked at it, and thought, WOW I am kind of in a rut. :) Same colors, same basic layout... HELP! Well, I'd say HELP but I like the colors and they have appeared more than once already in the short life of this blog so Oh Well. It's all good.

Anyway I picked up the combination from the Elegant Soiree designer paper from last year. I don't care if it isn't "current", I like it and it's going to take me forever to use it up. Which is OK by me. Anyway this is the second card I made, another one for a new baby. Lots of babies lately after a dry spell in my circle.

Cute as a bug! Isn't that the name of the set? Retired but I can't get rid of it. I used some markers to just barely color in the little guy and make him stand out. Another Curly Cute congratulations... I used Crumb Cake as the base and banner, and punched my circles from Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. The banner tails are curled and shredded a little with my fingernail. I used the Early Espresso striped grosgrain ribbon (retired, of course, I just can't catch a break) to add texture and interest. There's a lot of print going on with all the DSP but it's fun to add a little something more. I used halfback pearls from my stashed Pretties kit to bling it up.

Here is the first card I had made. The picture stinks but the card has been mailed, so there's no re-taking it. I can re-MAKE the card but what fun is that.

I used Soft Suede textured card stock for the base, with Creative Elements stamps for the flourish in the corners and the fussy-cut flowers. Another Curly Cute sentiment! Lots of mileage, well worth the $$ spent on that set! I used the Eyelet Border Punch to add a strip of Early Espresso under the Crumb Cake "Thinking of You" tag, which I notched with my paper snips. Simple but pretty. I think my grandmother will like it.

Here is a close-up of the elements on the card. At least this is in focus!

Stuck in a happy rut! Off to make ANOTHER baby card, and a birthday card!

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