Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Introducing: Lock & Key, Day Five

Designers love the look of white on white and cream on cream! I do too!

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I thought it would be nice to create a love note as elegant as the designs above!

What I ended up creating exploded into a clear favorite of mine! I cannot wait to hide this in Todd's suitcase the next time he goes away on business, with a little handwritten love note!

I used layers of papertrey cream cardstock, die cut and edge cut. The sentiment in in chocolate and the keys are stamped with brilliance platinum. I used a little of the platinum ink on the edges of the die cut shapes. Some pearls and some cream ribbon on the card!

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here is another inspiration photo:

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I think using chocolate and scarlet red makes for quite an elegant look!

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This is a simple design. I loved how the first inspirational photo had a bunch of keys tied together!

Each of the keys was die cut and stamped with a different color ink, then tied with twill and rustic thread. The base was die cut on the bottom, then impressed. I layered and pleated some lace I found in my craft closet. A layer of PTI scarlet ribbon was placed on top of that, and then I placed some buttons on each side!

So what do you think?

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Melissa &

cream card:
stamps: Lock & Key (available 12.15.11)
paper: cream
ink: brillance platinum, chocolate
misc: cream ribbon, pearls, dimensionals, die cut, edge die

scarlett chocolate card:

stamps: Lock & Key (available 12.15.11)
paper: cream, chocolate, scarlett jewel
ink: chocolate, gold, chai
misc: buttons, dimensionals, die cut, edge die, ribbon, twill, lace

Enjoy every single moment of today!!!!!!


Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Beth, you've shown me such beautiful cards today. I'm so glad that Todd is on the mend. You are very blessed to have such a wonderful family and husband.

Mommy said...

Beth - love your cards today and the photos that inspired them. The first one is so elegant for a wedding! I will need to try this the next time I need a wedding card! Thanks for another great year of inspriation. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE the first card so elegant!

Gabby said...

Two neat cards! I liked the way that you showed the contrasting ways to use this set! :)

Jan Duston said...

Yes! Chocolate and (any sort of Red) is my new favorite Winter combo!! Love your designs!


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