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Jul 26, 2007

I'm So Elegant!

One of todays SCS challenges was to make an 'Elegant' card. My style is usually more 'cutesy' and less 'elegant', so this was a great challenge for me!

I love how everything turned out! The colors are actually much softer IRL -- and the Prima really does match! :)

The Cherry Blossom branch was first colored in Copics and then the centers of the blossoms were glittered. I tried to carry this over to the Prima flower by adding a shimmery clear rhinestone center.

I added some wide cream organdy ribbon to add even more 'elegance'. :) To make everything even softer, I used a sponge and ivory craft ink to 'white wash' the River Rock CS.

I guess I would label this card as 'cute-elegant' after looking at it some more. I guess everyone has their own style and it seems to seep through no matter how hard you try. But hey - why fight it? I like the results!

Stamps: Hero Arts Cherry Blossom, Papertrey Ink - Faux Ribbon for sentiment
Paper: My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie patterned paper, River Rock and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Brown Palette Noir, River Rock CP, Ivory Craft Pad

Accessories: Copics, Ticket Corner Punch, Brads, Large Oval Punch, Prima Flower, Clear Gemstone, Brown Brads, Sakura Stardust gel pen


  1. Oh this is so pretty. I wouldn't normally think of polka dots as elegant but you proved THAT wrong! The softness of the organdy really pulls it together. I'll bet the sparlke looks great IRL.

  2. Beautiful card! The organdy ribbon is so pretty in the background. You did a great job with the cherry blossoms. It is elegant but not over the top. Nice job.

  3. This is very pretty. I have that stamp & love it. Great job on coloring the flowers and branch. I love the extra little "sparkly" touches & the organdy ribbon. Ida

  4. Great card, Julie! I have this stamp and haven't made anything with it yet (have had it for like 3 months!!) but you have inspired me! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Geny (Mommy Geny on SCS)


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