Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mixing it Up

Happy Saturday! I hope you're all enjoying a little respite from the work week. I know I sure am. Whitney and I have been quite busy with a queue FULL of orders. Whoohoo!

Today I'm bringing you one design that we made for a client who was looking for a unique set of thank-you cards. When I saw this month's Diva Dare over at Verve, I just knew it would be perfect for this set. AND we have this pack of patterned paper that we've just been itching to use on something. And *voila* this beautiful card was born.

Do you ever have paper that you just fell in love with but then find difficulty using? That would certainly apply to the paper we used for this set. It's all cream & white patterns - a mixture of toile, stripes, filigree, and damask. Simply stunning but a bit challenging to use without losing it in the overall design of the card. With designs this gorgeous, you want them to speak for themselves, if ykwim?!

Oddly enough, we hadn't thought to let the patterns stand alone until the Verve Divas dared us to be Sentimental About Paper! All we needed was a few pop dots, a little pop of sparkly color, and a simple sentiment to make the design complete. Why a simple sentiment? Well, for this particular job, we didn't need a sentiment that said it all because the client would be using these beauties to write personal notes to her intended recipients. But you can see how this design is easily adaptable to accommodate a much larger/longer/wordier sentiment.

For me, the combination of this fantastic paper along with the beautiful turquoise accents really seals the deal. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you've enjoyed the visit.

1 comment:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I can see why you didn't want to hide that gorgeous paper! Such a classy card!