I have a couple of cards posted on the Bella Blvd. blog today. I made both of them with the holiday line, "Christmas Wishes". I really love it because not only does it include traditional colors, but bright and bold ones too. Right up my alley! :D
This card has so much depth and is so front-heavy that I actually had a hard time getting it to stand up! LOL! For this one I wanted to play with layering, so I piled on the elements--an accordion flower thingy, a chipboard tree, and then a wavy banner with the sentiment to top it off. I also accented the tree's details with a little sparkle because I love cards that have a little shimmer to them. The picture really doesn't do it justice.
And for this one, I played with one of my punches and the idea of repetition. It ended up creating a quilt-like effect that I really like. Since the background was a little busy, I kept the rest simple by adding the blooms, a die-cut, and a quick sentiment.
And now I wish I could say that these two are in the mail, or that I have ANY cards in the mail, but I can't. It's one thing that I never got done. Oh I have cute picture cards sitting on my counter. I even have a few envelopes addessed. But that's as far as I got. :( I had wanted to add some twine and a stamped sentiment to make them a little more festive since the picture I used was one took in August. . BUT they're still sitting there. Maybe I'll send out a few at the last minute. For now, these Bella cards posted on my blog will have to do.