Friday, January 6, 2017

One Card, Two Ways

Hi, it's Lauren here, wishing you a very Happy New Year! One of my favorite sources of crafty inspiration is this very blog: my fellow design team members *NEVER* stop impressing me with their cleverness and creativity! The other day, the Prince of Paper, Barry Lynn Snarr, used a flourish-pattern embossing folder to emphasize some Eyelet Outlet Swirl Bling on this gorgeous card, and it looked so cool, I literally had to go and grab my embossing folders right then to see what combinations I could make! Here are the cards I made, and then I'll explain:

I chose an all-over flower pattern embossing folder with quite a lot of detail. For my first card, I picked out the flower centers with Tiny Copper Eyelets. I love how they look with the Glitter Copper Washi, which I've highlighted even more by adding Pearl Bling Strips and finally set the whole thing off with all three sizes of gorgeous Dark Purple Solid Color Flowers, anchored with a 10mm Purple Pearl Brad.

I realize the tiny (1/16th inch!) eyelets create quite a subtle look in the photos, but in real life the copper catches the light and they gleam in such a lovely way; I predict you will see me using these again!

For my second card I went with a monochromatic palette that uses those same lovely Purple Blooms, surmounted with a beautiful, big (28mm!) Flatback Resin Flower in a coordinating shade. To make the textural background a little more prominent, I added Purple Enamel Dots to the centers of each of the sanded flowers.

Just a reminder that the current call for new Eyelet Outlet Designers will remain open until next Thursday, January 12th and that all of the details you need to apply are featured in this blog post right here. This past year as an EO team member has been an amazingly fun and valuable experience for me: the products are great to work with, the inspiration is abundant, and I've made some really good friends! If you've been thinking about it... even a tiny bit... I'd encourage you to apply! (You can thank me later, lol!) ♥♥♥

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and she'd love for you to visit her there!

1 comment:

  1. I am so proud to be your inspiration Lauren, because if truth be told you have been the inspiration for many of my designs. Thank you for showcasing me and your cards are BEAUTIFUL!