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Thursday, August 12

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself...

I was looking at a magazine recently about making cards and different crafting styles - and it led me to wonder about my own style. I decided to do an experiment - to see what happened when I changed just a few elements on a card.

This particular card I made to send out as a wedding card. I really love the cream on cream of this card - it's very elegant and lovely - much like the young lady that I made it for. I had so much fun with this card - and by the way - I do think it's one of the prettiest cards I've ever made!

Here are a few close ups of the butterfly card, sorry about the grid pattern on the first close up, I was holding it in front of the screen door and the shadow from the screen transferred to the picture. OOoooops, LOL.

I used Spellbinders dies, cream cardstock from PaperTrey Ink, butterfly punches from EK Success and vintage ribbon.

I decided to see what would happen to the way the card looks if I changed just 3 things - I swapped one cream cardstock mat to patterned paper, the ribbon color from cream to green, and the punches from butterflies to flowers. Oh, and I ran out of pearls so I used green crystals on the flowers instead of the pearls. The overall design stayed the same.

What a nice change! I love the second card almost as much as the first! I don't think it's as elegant - but it's as pretty, just a little casual. Like - the first one would be given to a couple having a really elegant - black tie wedding - and the second could be given to a couple having a little bit of a casual affar - maybe a garden wedding?

Still haven't figured out my style - I think I'll call it My Own style. Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me during this busy time...enjoy your weekend.


  1. wow they both are so beautiful Catherine you do amazing work...

  2. Very nice! I love the cream on cream card. Great cards!


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