Saturday, January 21, 2023

Suite Showcase no.2 - Awash in Beauty

Hi there!

Welcome back to the Suite Showcase collaboration with Alison at The Inkspirational Crafter. Today we're sharing inspiration using the Awash in Beauty suite. This is a gorgeous suite and comes with a beautiful trellis background die.

For my first card, I kept it simple with just a layer of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and a sentiment. Before adhering my layer to the Balmy Blue card blank, I tied a bow in a strip of organdy ribbon and then wrapped it around the DSP. The sentiment was stamped and fussy cut in Merry Merlot on Basic White. Simple but really effective and lets the beautiful DSP speak for itself. I finished the card with some iridescent pearl embellishments. What do you think?

For my second card, I stepped it up a little by cutting a strip of DSP and fussy cutting out a group of flowers from a sheet of the papers. Of course, you can stamp and die cut your own if you prefer, but when its done for you, why not take the opportunity! I adhered both the strip of DSP and the fussy cut flowers to a layer of basic white that measures the same size as the card blank. Then using a strip of Gray Granite shimmer ribbon, I tied a bow and wrapped it around, making sure it overlapped the fussy cut flowers and DSP strip. Before adhering the sentiment to the card, I looped some white twine from the basics pack. The sentiment was stamped in Merry Merlot on Basic White cardstock. This was cut using a banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. I finished the card with some iridescent pearl embellishments.

For my third and final card, I die cut the trellis die from Basic White and adhered this to a standard A6 Basic White card blank. I chose a sheet of DSP to diagonally cut and laid this over the trellis. I again fussy cut two bouquets of flowers from the DSP and adhered these up the diagonal. To add volume to the flowers, I die cut one of the foliage dies using the Specialty Designer Vellum. 

For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed a birthday greeting from the Charming Sentiments bundle. I embossed in white on Merry Merlot. I adhered this to the card over the flowers on dimensionals with some gray twine behind it. And of course added some iridescent pearl embellishments to finish it all off. 

I hope you like these cards and they inspire you to get crafting. Why not head over to Alison's blog to check out her wonderful projects? You can visit her blog by clicking HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by, see you next time and happy crafting!


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