Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! This is Close To My Heart “Live Beautifully” (Part 2).
“Live Beautifully” is an exclusive paper pack, and is only available from Close to My Heart in May in honor of National Scrapbooking Month. Above is a pic of the paper, and I’m using this lovely paper to make more cards . . .
In addition to using the “Live Beautifully” paper pack, I embellished with them with CTMH Basic Hearts Thin Cuts, Black & White Dots, Gold Glitter Gems, and Black and Sea Glass Ink.
Card #1: This card uses some of the rose paper – the colors include rich reds, soft pinks, and luscious creams. Gold glitter gems add a touch of sparkle.
Card #2: Gold foil heart paper, gray stripes, gold foil polka dots, flags, and gold foil striped zip strip. Zip strips are thin strips of patterned paper along the end of the 12×12 sheets of paper – more coordinated paper choices for your projects. White enamel dots are an added embellishment – not necessary, but oh so pretty!!
Card #3: This card has a large stamped black flower – my MISTI is invaluable when stamping images like this, it allows me to restamp in exactly the same place over and over easily. It’s really difficult to get a “good” complete stamp the first time. As a matter of fact, I reinked and stamped four times before I got the coverage I was satisfied with.
Card #4: I love the art deco paper on this card. Again, there’s a large flower to stamp – Thank You MISTI!!!!
Card #5: The word “smile” is about 5 inches wide – doesn’t it look awesome? I really like how there’s only half a flower on the left edge. This is a really simple card that still looks lovely.
Card #6: The final card is all black and white. There’s something about the text on that layer that makes it look elegant, don’tcha think?
This is one of my favorite paper packs ever because: #1, the color combinations of black, white, sea glass, red, white, and pink; #2, the paper patterns/designs of art deco, polka dots, florals, stripes, gold foil, and text; #3, the embellishments – gold glitter gems, black & white polka dots, hearts, and gold & white twine; #4, the texture/dimension – embossing, stamped flowers and leaves, die cuts, and 3D foam dots that add depth.
Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.
As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .