Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lizzie Anne Spring Mix Preview!

It's preview day for Lizzie Anne Designs, and (as I say every month!) you are gonna love this mix, Follow Your Dreams!  So many wonderful images!

I have two cards to share today...one is a simple but elegant "cameo," the other a totally clean and simple nature card.

I have always loved blush and black together, a great combo for this image! This lovely cameo was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock, cut with a nestabilities label die, then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz tattered rose ink.  I layered this atop a black oval and set some black rhinestones to frame the image.  For the card base, I cut a layer of blush, inked the edges, dry-embossed it and inked again.

I snipped the end of some sheer black ribbon and pulled a thread to gather it, taped the ends behind the layer, then added a multi-loop bow that was tied with the bow easy.  A small square rhinestone brightens the center.

For my second card, I cut a long nestabilities rectangle from dark brown card stock, then ran it through twice again to shorten it and cut a circular notch from one end with a circle die.  The focal image was cut/embossed with a slightly smaller square using Memento Rich Cocoa, then colored with Copic markers.  I threaded some jute thread through the button after wrapping it around the card front (through a slit in the fold) several times, tied a small bow and used a glue dot to align it within the notch.

This ultra simple design will be the perfect card to send to my friend who is starting a new season of life, down-sizing and simplifying and letting go of the unnecessaries!

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  1. These are fantastic, Deb! I love the soft spring colors that you used. Your cameo card is so elegant!

  2. Love the colors that you chose for both of these cards. The pop of black is perfect.

  3. Such beautiful cards Deb. I so love the second one. Such a sweet card. Love its simplicity and the robin egg blue color. Such a perfect card for Spring. Nicely done! Best, Curt

  4. these are great i love that clean and simple bird nest card. just fab work:)

  5. Oh I love them ~ that bird next card is so pretty and simple! Perfection!

  6. Your silhouette is so beautiful in those colors, and I love the texture of your card as well, Deb!! Brilliant ribbon treatment too!

    Your nest with the eggs is so perfect in those colors, and I love your notch with the button and twine!!

    Wonderful designs, Deb!!

  7. girl, you know it's true...i LOVE what you did with that cameo...isn't she awesome!!? and blush and black...so elegant!!! xoxoxo