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Friday, August 30, 2013

"Always In My Heart"

Vicki here...and excited that it's my turn up on the blog as Craft-Dee BowZ August Guest Designer.

The Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team is creating with this sketch and the colors red, yellow and black along with matching ribbons.

This was a true challenge for me as I don't often use the colors red and yellow when crafting.  When I think of red, yellow and black, it brings bold and vibrant to mind.  However, I wanted to tone it down and use a much softer version of the colors.  I also decided to put a twist on the colors using them more as accents to one another rather than having one color as the major focus on my card.

I started with a card base of black cardstock.  For the front of the card, I layered a black and white paisley print vellum over yellow cardstock.  I love how the vellum gives the bright yellow a more subtle, muted tone.

Then I matted the vellum layer with a narrow edge of red cardstock and added a yellow punched border down the right side accented with red jewels.

Using my fabulous Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker tool, I tied a piece of red ribbon into a bow and wrapped the tails around the card and adhered them on the inside.

I added a piece of black and white striped ribbon under the mini "note card" embellishment that I made with my die-cuts.

  The piece of newsprint patterned paper, that I save every little scrap of, was perfect as the sentiment on the card.  The red heart jewel was the final touch!

And, here is my card using the sketch and colors...

"Always In My Heart"

Many thanks to Craft-Dee BowZ and the Design Team for having me as their Guest Designer for the month of August and allowing me to share my creations with you.

 He"artful" Validation of Vicki


2 peas in a pod said...

Vicki, I love this! This is beautiful and the colors are wonderful! What a nice job! Thank you for being a guest designer. Hugs

Donna Maligno said...

Vicki, this is so regal and elegant and yet clean and simple! It could be used for any number of occasions. WOW! Wonderful, wonderful! Thank you for being a guest designer on Craft-Dee BowZ.

Unknown said...

Vicki this is brilliant, gives it a vintage feel, love it xx

Barbara Bruder said...

Vicki, your card is truly magnificant!!!That red makes the card really come alive, makes the vellum just POP!!! i really love this card. Thank you so much for being the guest designer this month and sharing your creativity with us and blogland.

Vicki said...

Thank you Craft-Dee BowZ DT for your lovely comments and for having me as your August Guest Designer!

Donna Ellis said...

A lovely card, Vicki! And I like the suspenceful "build up" as you did your card reveal! hugs, de

MG said...

Beautiful! And Donna E beat me to it- I was also going to say how much fun your picture trail was. It was like unwrapping a present! Oh, and I too save every little scrap of printed paper. :-) may I ask- what did you adhere your vellum layer with? That is always a struggle for me, finding a way to adhere that IRS not show through. But yours looks perfect! What's your secret?

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
What an elegant card! The softer version of red and yellow is just stunning in your interpretation. All the beautiful details are a treat to take in. Thank you for sharing!