The other day, a box arrived in the mail, and inside were some wonderful new Echo Park paper packs. One was this Melody of Life Mini Theme pack. The papers are beautiful shades of taupe and grey and white, and I immediately started designing cards in my mind.
For this first card, I kept to the music theme of the papers and cardstock stickers in the pack, but added a little "love" to the mix...
I backed the treble clef cardstock sticker onto white chipboard, then trimmed it, to sit on top of the chipboard heart and white bows...
and printed the sentiment onto a tag to slide under the sticker...
Patterned Papers: Echo Park Melody of Life, "Journaling" "Words" & "Piano;
Echo Park Victoria Gardens collection (yellow pattern on chipboard heart)
EK Success Diamond Lace edge punch Pearls: Prima Lace: Little Red Cottage on Etsy
Hug Snug seam binding Handcrafted stick pin using Maya Road heart pin as base
For the second card, I wanted to make a monochromatic wedding/anniversary card. I say "wanted" because once again, while I started with just the beautiful taupes and soft whites, the dark rose found its way right onto the card...I tried to resist, but it was useless! LOL I was so tickled to find that I had some Prima roses that were the perfect shade of taupe to match the papers.
On the bottom edge, I once again used Spellbinders' Grand Labels 23...but only one edge of the rectangle... to form the shaped bottom edge. That's one of the fun things about the larger Grand Labels...they're more than just the entire shape...they're large enough for many card shapes to fit inside the die so you can cut single edges only. This one has a bit of a different twist on the traditional scalloped edge...
I stamped the sentiment onto a Spellbinders Labels 10 backed with white chipboard:
Patterned papers: Echo Park Melody of Life "Words" ("b" side) & "Piano"
Spellbinders Grand Labels 23 and Labels 10 EK Success Threading Water edge punch
Felt doily: My Favorite Things Decorative Doily Duo die Paper leaves & roses: Prima
Pearls: Recollections Handcrafted stick pin Hug Snug seam binding
Thanks so much for stopping by. Since it looks like I'm moving slow the next few days, I'm thinking more card making is on the schedule, especially since I still have several new paper sets to play with!