A Simple and Elegant Card

As I flipped through my new edition of PaperCrafts magazine, I was inspired by the “Stunning Celebration Card” on page 55.  It was a striking red and white paisley card with a bright red flower.  I just love paisley patterned stamps and paper, so I thought it was high time I use some pretty blue paisley paper from Stampin’ Up!  The closest blue I had to the paper was “Ballet Blue” from Stampin’ Up!, so I used it for the card base and accent.  I also used a fun argyle punch from EK Success.  I bought it months ago and never quite had the right card to use it with.

As I made the card, I thought it would be a nice card for a friend of mine who is a Stampin Up! Demonstrator in Guam.  She flew out to Washington State, where she’s from, and we went to a Mariners game together.  We met on Twitter with a common love of card-making, and it was fun to see her in person!  So this is her “thanks – it was so nice to meet you” card.  I really hope it arrived before I shared this post!

Blue Paisley "Hello" Card

Blue Paisley "Hello" Card

Thank you for reading my blog.  🙂

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jayma
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 17:39:25

    This really is quite elegant. Love the argyle punch! I wouldn’t expect it to go w/ such an elegant-style card, but it totally does. I’ve had my eye on it at Joann’s before 🙂 Was this for @jessicafawn?


    • Stephanie Dawson
      Sep 02, 2010 @ 21:19:24

      Yes! It was for her and I still don’t know if she received it or saw this post. I have so many fussy punches and it seemed to predictable to use one of them for this. I figured the pretty paisley, flower embellishments and sentiment were feminine and the punch and blue paper was masculine – like yin yang!


  2. Deborah
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 13:15:09

    I love it! I might have to do something like this because it will go perfectly with my new flower embellishment that I’m doing for this week’s video 🙂


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