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 @ Cindy B 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.

Jill Norwood 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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