Hi there! Laurie here, and I've got a couple of cards to share with you today! With summer in full swing, I find myself turning to some of Bella's brighter colors and patterns. Add a little black to make all the colors really pop and you have a great summer card! Well, honestly that is card that I would love year round! Ha!
"Life Is Amazing" card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
For my first card, I chose a large butterfly die and some papers and stickers from the She Blooms and Color Chaos collections to create this layered, bold card. I die cut the butterfly from the Take Root Pink paper (from the She Blooms collection) to create a negative die cut look. I layered on some Black Chevron Designer Tape and stickers for extra texture and pops of color.
I really wanted the butterfly to stand out but not take away focus from all of the gorgeous papers so I used vellum for the die cut. I popped it up and bent the wings to give the appearance of flight. For embellishment, I added some Oreo Black Enamel Dots and an Enamel Heart (from the She Blooms Mix).
IF She Blooms: Take Root Pink, BW Floral Stripe, Mason Jars; Color Chaos: Treasures & Text; Designer Tape: Black Chevron; Enamel Dots: Oreo Black; IF Enamel Hearts: She Blooms Mix
"Sending My Love" card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
Working with a smaller card surface can sometimes be challenging. You have to choose which embellishments you want to use as using too many would be just, well ... too much. I decided to embrace some more white space with this card. I think the end result actually helps the little strips of colorful paper stand out more, don't you?
I chose papers from the Lucky Starz, Color Chaos, & Daily Chevies collections. I created the little paper flower by cutting out a freeform circle (that's code for a messy looking circle LOL!) and then cutting it further to look like a spiral. Starting from the center, I scrunched it together to create the flower shape and then added glue at the bottom.
Daily Chevies: Chevy Bell Pepper, Chevy Pickle Juice; Lucky Starz: Pickle Juice Starz, Color Crazy Starz; Color Chaos: Gulf Strandz; IF Enamel Hearts: She Blooms Mix; Enamel Dots: Bell Pepper