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I have two cards for you today, one shabby chic card and another more whimsical and fun card. Let's start! I received some comments on how people were surprised about combining silver/gray and brown/kraft together. So I made another card with a similar color combination to show you how wonderful it works together and why I love the combination so much. I made a "Winter Valentine" card.
I combined the following stamp sets: Quite Like You, Cupid's Arrow, Damask Delight, Banner Love, XoXo Border Die, Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts, Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles, and Damask Delight Dies.
I used WPlus9 Kraft cardstock for my card base and Oatmeal cardstock for my main background panel. I LOVE the Oatmeal cardstock!!! I attached a strip of patterned paper on top of the card and sewed the edge. Then I layered a strip of Xoxo border on the bottom portion of the patterned paper using Cupid's Bow cardstock.
Just to the side, I stamped the little stitched heart from Banner Love all the way down the side of the card and adhered a tag over it. Afterwards, I stamped an image from Damask Delight under the tag. I tied a ribbon around the front panel and added some Cappuccino baker's twine around it. I found a heart button in my stash and adhered it over both ribbons. Then I die cut the heart die and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a woodgrain embossing folder and inked it with white pigment ink.
I die cut a label using the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles and stamped my sentiment on it. I also stamped the arrow border from Cupid's Arrow on the top and added a Damask Delight die that I heat embossed white on the bottom.
So what do you think? Doesn't gray and kraft/brown work together well? You can also add some pop of color to highlight parts of the card.
Let's get to my other card for today. So this one is a little different. I decided to go for a whimsical card for this one. Bitty Buddy Valentines is on of my favorite stamp sets from this release. The images are just soooo cute! And that frame is just perfect!!!
I cut a panel of vintage cream cardstock and embossed it with a woodgrain embossing folder. Then I zigzag stitched a strip of kraft on the bottom portion and tied a yellow twill ribbon around it. I finished that part off by adding a Strawberry baker's twine with a tag around it. On that tag I stamped Love from Cupid's Arrow.
I stamped the frame from Bitty Buddy Valentines and die cut it with Clear Cut Stackers: Rectangles. I also die cut these two penguin dies and stamped the penguins in pink and orange. I attached them on the side of the ribbon.
Lastly, I stamped these heart banners from Banner Love twice and colored them in with Copic markers. I hand cut the banners and attached them on the top portion of the card.
That's all I have for you today. I'll be busy finishing up Christmas tasks, so I won't have a lot of time to get inky. But hopefully I'll be able to sneak in a card or two in there! In the meantime, head on over to the other WPlus9 DT girls blogs for more inspiration.
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