Friday, May 27, 2011

Simple and Elegant Congratulations Card

When you need a card in a hurry, the Cuttlebug is a great, easy way to put a simple and elegant card together.

I started with a standard white A2 card. I used the Cuttlebug Emboss A2 Musical Flourish folder to emboss the entire front of the card. Next, I found a paper print I liked from the Echo Park Splash 6x6 Paper Pad.  (I love the prints on these new paper pads - they're smaller, so they work well on cards!)

As soon as I saw the little whale print, I knew that was the one! I found two solid coordinating papers, and made two nested rectangles with a slim 1/8" border. I then nexted my whale paper within those rectangles, with the same slim border. I wanted this ribbon-like strip to stand out, so I attached it using 3D Foam dots.  To give it just a little more pizzazz, I added some Star Dust Stickles to three of the whale images...not too much, but enough to make them stand out!

Next, I pulled out my Gypsy, and created a title using the Quarter Note cartridge. I thought it would be fun to do a play on words with the print. The title "Whale Done" was cut on plain coordinating card stock. I attached it with my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

The result is a quick and easy card, that can be used for any job well done!

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