Are you ready for some absolutely fabulous cards today? I wanted to use the beautiful Bella Birds Designer Series paper. I used the paper to create the cards for this sketch set. I chose to use black with 2 of the cards to make the paper pop. The other 2 cards I used Chocolate Chip as the accent color. I used 4 different sketches to create today's cards. Here are my creations.
The first card uses the sketch from Limelight Papercrafts. I had to incorporate a circle as one of the elements in the sketch. When I put the circle in the image it just was too plain. That's when I wondered what it would look like if I tied my ribbon around it. After it was done I really liked the look. Keep this idea in mind if you have an element that seems to be missing something. Here is the sketch and my creation.
inside of card
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Paper: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, white, Bella Birds DS Ink: Pink Pirouette Accessories: Bordering Blue - Chocolate Chip - So Saffron markers, Bordering Blue - Chocolate Chip - So Saffron brads, ribbon (ribbon and brads from Pink Hedgehog), ticket corner punch, sticky tape, dimensionals
My second card uses the sketch from Paper Craft Planet. This sketch had an embellishment element that was round. When I looked at it I immediately thought of a flower but I knew everyone would go that route so I decided I wanted something different. I started looking through my embellishments and couldn't find anything. That is when I thought of using butterflies. So I used my punches to create my own embellishment and I love it! Here is the sketch and my creation.
inside of card
Stamps: Easy Elegance (retired) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Bella Birds DS Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), butterfly punches (Martha Stewart), pearls (Rhinestone Stickers), 1" and1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punches, Pink Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals
My third card uses the sketch from Splitcoast Stampers. I saw on one of my blogs I read they used black as an accent color for the Bella Birds designer paper. I really liked the look of the cards so I chose to use it as an accent color on this card. Here is the sketch and my creation.
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes Paper: Basic Black, Bordering Blue, white, Bella Birds DS Ink: Pink Pirouette, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Bordering Blue - Garden Green - Pretty in Pink markers, black brads, ribbon (both from Pink Hedgehog), aqua painter, sticky tape, dimensionals
My last card used black as an accent color also. It really makes the images pop. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday on this card. I especially like the ribbon. It gives the card an elegant touch. Here is the sketch and my creation.
inside of card
Stamps: Garden Greetings Paper: Basic Black, So Saffron, Bella Birds DS Ink: Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron Accessories: scallop border and slit punches, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), dimensionals
So, which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know which one you prefer. I hope you have some good plans for the weekend! I have a stamp-a-stack tomorrow so I will be busy stamping my day away. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!