Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Friday! by Suzanne Sergi

Happy Friday!
Suzanne here with a couple of new cards featuring the Now & Then collection. I love, love this collection. You may remember a calendar I created with  Teresa's Vintage Finds collection. I want to make a new one using Now & Then. It would not hurt to have two calendars to begin the New Year!

Now & Then has a vintage elegance, so I wanted to create a couple of sophisticated  cards. They will be perfect to have on hand for celebrating that special moment! For the first card, I  chose a mahogany, and pinks color palette. I added bits of vellum, punched circles from the patterned papers found in the Now & Then 6x6 paper pad. I added a brad to the center of the bloom, and a final detail was the tiny inked tag.

Here is a detail of the layered bloom:

I love to stamp where possible, and a simple image on the tiny tag, adds just the right amount of charm. I took the chipboard banner from the 12x12 chipboard sheet, and cut it in half. Tucked it right behind the paper bloom to add movement to the right hand side of the page.

Finally, I added the bee border strip right along the bottom, and a bit of word embossing to add to my sentiment on the card.
This card has a blue color palette. I really love the way the blue paired with the text paper. I separated the two patterns using the silver scallop border from the decorative border strips found in Now & Then.

Again, can't quite stay from vellum, and simply punched a couple of flowers to pair nicely with the flowers already created for us in this  collection, too! Another tiny tag hanging from the bloom. You can kind of see a pattern with both cards. If it is working for you on one card, why not try it on the next card? It makes designing so simple! A few changes, here & there, makes for two beautiful cards featuring Teresa's new collection!

Have a fabulous weekend, and I hope you find some creative time for yourself!


  1. Love those cards and the big flowers.

  2. Wow, these are beautiful..the colors in this collection are perfect.


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