Sunday, March 11, 2012

Elementary Elegance

Hi All! I hope you had a great weekend. I had my big "40 & Fabulous" Birthday Bash on Saturday night and got a few handmade cards that I'll share with you guys real soon. Until then, I have a gorgeous card for you today. It is inspired by a design Heather Klump created that you can see here. I loved the idea of the different textures under the focal image.

I started my design by choosing a color that I could mix and match ribbons with. One of my favorite colors is Island Indigo. I actually have it in the Baker's Twine and the Ruffled Ribbon, so it worked out perfectly.

Heather had embossed white on white, but that look didn't work with my Crumb Cake base, so I ended up embossing the stamp in white on the Crumb Cake. The pop of color is just fabulous. The Happy Birthday was punched out with the Curly Label punch and popped on the frame.

The card was finished off with a blue button and the Floral Fusion die. The brad in the center of the die is a gold Glimmer Brad from the Basics collection. It's just an elegantly simple card. Hope you all like it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Paper: Early Espresso, Island Indigo and Crumb Cake cardstock
Ink: Island Indigo Classic Pad and Whisper White Craft Pad
Accessories: Floral Fusion Die, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, White Rik-Rak, Blue Button, Gold Shimmer Brad, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Curly Label punch and Pop Dot/Dimensionals


ebeth9267 said...

Awesome stamping, layering, embossing, detailing, and combining of colors!!! Smiles, Elizabeth

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julie! Love the white embossed pretty image!

kelly said...

This card is so beautiful! Hope you had a good birthday.
Kelly xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card and Happy Birthday!

lisa808 said...

Happy Birthday!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the white embossing on the Crumb Cake. TFS

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the white embossing on the Crumb Cake. TFS

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card!!