Thursday, February 23, 2012

Easy Elegant Card Set

Today I have a set of cards to share with you that I made for the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team Blog.

I love elegant cards. But I must admit that I usually spend a lot of time when I make them by adding a lot of layers and many different kinds of embellishments and details. But once in a while I will come up with a card that is "simply" elegant. Like the ones in this set.
(You can click on the links to see the items in the store).

My first one was the green one. I ended up liking it so much that I decided to make a few more using similar patterned papers. It was so easy: I just cut the designer paper a little shorter than the length of my card front, and then punched the border using the Martha Stewart Floral Lace edge punch. Then I trimmed the top a bit to make it the exact length I wanted, and with my tape runner, I adhered it over my card base.

I tied some wedding tulle around the card and added a flower from my stash and a hand made stick pin. The pretty little butterflies were punched out using one of the Martha Stewart butterfly punches, and I added a couple of little 3mm Hero Arts pearls to them.

Each of the sentiments I chose is from the Hero Arts clear stamp set "Say It All". This is such a great set of 12 stamps that are perfect for so many occasions. And being clear stamps, I love that they are so easy to line up :-) I stamped them all in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Simple and elegant. I love that combination! These cards were so fun and easy to make that I ended up making a whole bunch of them. But I have a feeling they will not be hanging around in my card stash for very long, since I have several people and occasions in mind that I think they will be perfect for :-)

Just a reminder: The punches I used are among the many Martha Stewart punches that are now on sale for 25% off. But you'd better act fast, as this sale ends March 2nd!

I hope you have enjoyed my ABC cards for this week. Until next time, I wish you blessings~


jennfontaine said...

Love the Simple elegance! The use of the wedding tulle was so clever~it looks amazing!
You used such pretty flowers and the butterflies are the perfect touch!
My favorite is the blue one- something about it:)

Diana said...

These are beautiful cards. TFS!

MrsD07 said...

Wow, those are all so stunning!!!

Unknown said...

Sarah these are beautiful!