As a final farewell, we are hosting a blog hop focusing on cards. Our ideas come from this wonderful ebook:
31 Thank You Cards, by Kimber McGray, Heather Nichols, and Kristina Werner. The book is filled with design inspirations for creating various beautiful cards. At the end of this post I have information on a giveaway that can include an ebook, so be sure to read to the end!
I took inspiration from the challenge to let a beautiful piece of paper shine. Here's what I did, on a Congratulations card:
I cut out the intricate design from a piece of Lost and Found paper from My Mind's Eye. (I never use those intricate part for layouts, so it was great to put it to good use on a card!)
I also took inspiration from another challenge: to use multiple colors of mist with a template. This time, though, I used it on a layout! The book is not just great for inspiring card ideas. I used a piece of die cut paper from a Studio Calico kit as the template, and these three mists:
Mister Huey Shine, Maya Road Buttermilk Cream, and Mister Huey Lemonade. I laid down the Buttermilk cream heavily because it's the lightest, followed by a smidge of Lemonade, then a dousing of Shine.
I turned the template sideways for an interesting angle:
Then covered the edges with paper to color only the inside of the template:
Here's the design (upside down):
When I looked at the LO the next day, I thought the top looked too empty, so I decided to add another misting with the same template.
Since I had already adhered the rest of the LO, I covered them up with wax paper to prevent mist seepage.
And here's the finished LO, complete with additional details:
Design inspired by cards! I may go back and stitch lines under the journaling. Still deciding.
Thank you for visiting my blog! All of you can use the code CARDHOP one time for a $2 discount off of the ebook 31 Thank You Cards; code expires 12/10/11.
Now for the giveaway: Please leave a comment telling me what you like to do with cards--design wise, product wise, you tell me! Your comment puts you in the running to win a Gift Card to Ella Publishing, which you can use to buy this wonderful ebook. I will keep comments open until Wednesday, December 7 at 8 P.M. CST.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you can stop by again. Now please visit the wonderful creations at the blogs of the other Ella Friends participating in this hop:
Have a great Monday!