Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The best form of flattery

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We've made it to the hump this week and are well on our way to the weekend. What are your plans?

While I've been at my dayjob this week, Whitney has been working away on lots of new product designs. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you the second card in our Difficult Anniversary pack.

When Whitney and I saw this week's TCP Tuesday (#158) color combo, we knew exactly where and how we would use it. The soft, muted colors lend themselves perfectly to a sympathy or thinking of you card. So naturally, we knew they would be perfect for the Difficult Anniversary pack. With a color scheme firmly in hand, we went on a quest for the perfect layout, so we went to our Pinterest pinboards and started browsing. (Have I mentioned Pinterest before? Oh my, this is such a wonderful site. And it's particularly handy for us. We're able to bookmark great layouts and ideas and know exactly how to get back to the posts where we first saw them. So much easier than our old system for bookmarking inspiration!) I found this wonderful card on the Hero Arts blog on one of my recent surfings.

We adapted the card design to incorporate the TCP colors and substituted images from our stash of stamps. Adaptation is the best form of flattery, no? *wink* We didn't have a flower stamp that filled up enough white space, so Whitney opted to incorporate the butterflies to fill in. I love how they seem to be flitting about on the card. I also love the text behind it on the main panel. It gives a nice elegant feel to the card and also incorporates text for the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays, which is a perfect site for Whitney's CAS cards! Nothing sends a little cheer like butterflies flying by, don't you think?? I think this just might be one of my favorite cards from this pack!

Thanks for stopping by today. We'll have more inspiration for you tomorrow. We hope you'll come back by for a visit.


Kryssi said...

This is a CAS beauty! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Gorgeous! Love to hear about your process and what an interesting concept - difficult anniversaries. That's wonderful, really! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing CAS!

Karen B. said...

A beautiful card, with beautiful colors! So pretty! Thanks for choosing to play at CAS-Fridays!

Laurie said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!