Inspired by…

The following cards were inspired by the talented and very amusing Joan from Paperlicious.  I made them a couple of weeks ago after I saw hers and then forgot that I had photographed them.   I was inspired by her cards HERE and HERE

Note added – Joan’s layout originally came from Krystie Hersch

I decided I would try and use up some cuttlebug embossed scraps I had lying around in place of the designer paper panel.  I like the colour contrast of  the Teal and Moss  mattes below but think there might be a bit too much white.


When I looked at the Handsome Hunter embossed swirls  I wasn’t particularly  inspired.  The only thing I could think of to use it with was some gold for a Christmas card.  So that means I have ONE Christmas card done!  Sticking those little half gold pearls on was a little frustrating and I almost left it with just three, but that did not look right so I persevered.


The last one is my favourite with the crisp contrast of black, white and Brocade Blue.  I love the classy textile cuttlebug folder.



Stamps: 1. All Year Cheer  2. Many Merry Messages 3. All Year Cheer
Inks: 1. Mellow Moss  2. Handsome Hunter  3. Brocade Blue
Cardstock: 1. Mellow Moss, Terrific Teal, Whisper White 2. Handsome Hunter, Brushed Gold, Confetti White  3. Brocade Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White
Also: 1. Moss gingham ribbon, Birds and Swirls folder  2. Gold ribbon, gold half pearls, D’vine swirls folder  3. Black grosgrain ribbon, Textile folder

One Comment on “Inspired by…”

  1. You can never have too much white. 😉 All three of these are wonderful!!!! They make me wish I had a cuttlebug. That Christmas card with the gold half-pearls and gold ribbon is especially beautiful!

    As for putting on the gold half-pearls, here’s what I do. Use a craft knife to cut them from the glue strip, pick them up from the backing, and place them where you want them.

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