Thinkin Outside My Comfort Zone

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I’ve been trying to stretch myself creatively by using colors outside my normal comfort level. The delivery from My Mind’s Eye provided me with lot’s of new options so I won’t be stuck in a paper rut.

This card in yellows was super fun to make and features a large glittery die cut. I sewed around the edges for a little extra detail. I also added some vintage buttons with mismatched thread.

I layered the die cut over a clipped out doily image also from a sheet of M.ME. paper.  Inking was a very important step to help separate the patterns. I also created little banner shapes and positioned them under the die cut to give the impression of a larger embellishment. I finished this sunshiny card with a simple ribbon and bow with little paper roses and twine.

This card has more of that fabulous green dot from my French calendar pocket project from yesterday. I trimmed it with a length of white flower ribbon. There’s also an inked paper doily and vintage buttons.

This sweet vintage image is from Graphic’s Fairy. Love it!!! I layered it over a Tim Holtz ticket and button card from Crate. There’s a nice border of craft paper to anchor the light colors and separate the patterns. I got lucky in the button stash and had a green button that matched perfectly and tops off a simple creme colored bow.

Okay so that was my living on the edge projects : ) I challenge you all to do something a little different. 

Thanks to all you you who visited me in my crafty little world today : )

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4 responses »

  1. These are both so very pretty, I’m totally drooling over #2.. love the green background and browns throughout! Graphics Fairy is such an awesome site! Wish I had a color printer!! Did you by any chance get in the Miss Caroline line yet? 😉

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