Here's a card front I designed for a recent card swap I did with local demos in the area:
Creative Elements in soft suede (it's been quite awhile since I've made a card WITHOUT this flourish... I ADORE it sooooooooooo much!). I splattered the background a smidge with my Color Spritzer Tool in Soft Suede, and sponged the edges. I then dabbed some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with a crumpled up piece of celophane to add in some veins of shine. (I got this tip from Sage over at Stamping Madly. This is now my go-to technique for using my shimmer paint ;-)
The striped panel is a piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP, which you can get for free with any $50 order now through March 31st as part of Sale-a-Bration. To this panel, I stamped the line motif, again from Creative Elements.
This piece was embellished with Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon and a hand-pieced flower out of Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral. The sentiment is from Apothecary Art and I added a bit more bling in the form of regular and large basic pearls, which are new in the occaisions mini. The larger-sized pearl fills that bottom corner really well, dontcha think?
For the swap I had to make 7 of these card fronts... if I could do it again, i'd go with something less involved than the layered flower - it was easy to do, but a little bit on the tedious side for repeating 7 times. Ahh well, I'm happy with the way this turned out, and the swaps I got in return were AWESOMELY INSPIRING!
Thanks for taking a peek!
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