Thursday, December 10, 2020

My Blue Phase ...


I mentioned an earlier post that I created some extra backgrounds while making Tuesday's card.  Blue has never been a particular favorite of mine but there's just something about this blended color combination that has me smitten right now.

This first card was created for my nephew's 23rd birthday.  It's really hard to design masculine cards, especially for this age group.  Like his aunt, he does love a good cocktail so that's the direction I took with his card.  I included a bit of (hidden) snark for good measure.  

To create this one I die cut the cocktails twice, once with white cardstock and again in a silver metallic cardstock.  I cut down the silver die cuts so that they appear as the liquid refreshment inside the glass.  The sentiment was done with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I just love the way it pops off the blue background.

The blue/kraft combination of Tuesday's challenge card which is what inspired my second creation.  

I added some silver spray splatters to the blue which add a very subtle shine to the background.  I adhered the kraft garland sprig to the top center and a die cut sentiment down below. The addition of some iridescent bubbles added a bit of interest to this otherwise rustic card.    

I really love both of these cards and think I've got the blue out of my system for awhile.  :-)  Thanks for humoring me.  

Distress Oxide blended backgrounds

Paper Smooches - Drink Glasses die set
MFT - Spirited Sentiments stamp set
Satin Silver cardstock

Penny Black - Winter Garland die
Clearly Besotted - Merry Christmas die
Studio Katia - Iridescent Bubbles

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!


1 comment:

  1. Both blue cards should bring cheer [or cheers] to those who are lucky enough to receive them, Jules! Very beautiful blending!