Thursday, December 10, 2015

Perfectly Elegant and Relaxed

Hello friends!
I hope December is treating you well. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes yesterday. I loved each and every comment that you took the time to write! They truly made me smile.

Now back to the regular schedule...
"Perfectly Elegant and Relaxed" is what I've striven for in this design.
I'd like to think my way of designing cards is much like a fashion designer's job. I want my card-designs to reflect the current trends and styles. I also love to showcase the products that are readily "out there". It's always my absolute pleasure to "put it all together". 
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I love using word dies for the background. First of all, I created colored sentiments by spraying Heidi Swapp's Color Shine onto Canson Watercolor paper. After it dried, I made as many die cuts as I could and then I adhered them to create a colorful textural background.
As you can see, I also re-arranged the word "joyeux noel" a bit differently. For the focal point, I embossed the house image from "Winter Wishes".
As for the floral images, I stamped two small flowers from "For To Us" (linked below) set and embossed them with glitter embossing powder.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Rahmat said...

Love all the die-cuts in the background, looks very delicate with beautiful colors, Hope you had a fun filled birthday, Happy belated birthday Virginia!

Dawn T said...

Very pretty Virginia. Love the colours

Susanne Vargas said...

Didn't know it was your birthday yesterday! Happy belated Birthday!
Love your card! The colors combined with the vellum, gold embossing and black and white strip! Fabulous!

Harriet said...

Unique....I like, very much, the happy colors, this is a card full of joy and smiles.

conil said...

Really love the color scheme on this the non-traditional feel. Love that sentiment, as well. Your embossing looks terrific.

Annette Allen said...

this card is stunning.. love all the sentiments as the background and AWESOME color combo..

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card, love the houses in gold on vellum!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the variation in colors on your die cuts, and your embossed houses are so sweet! Beautiful card, Virginia!

Nora Noll said...

Happy Belated Birthday Virginia!! I am sorry I missed it!!

What a STUNNING card. I LOVE how you created the background. The way you colored the die cuts is so beautiful. I love the gold houses on the vellum too. Fabulous design!!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Virginia ... the die cut word background in those delicious warm colours is fabulous with the gold embossed little houses! Hugs, Anita :)