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Terrifically Teal Cards

I’ve fallen in love with these teal papers from My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow collection.

But they were exactly what I was looking for when I was making a birthday card for my friend Sarah. With a birthday in January, I wanted to avoid Christmassy colours, but with snow lying on the ground outside, I wasn’t quite feeling in the mood to use spring colours or pastel shades. Well, thats my excuse anyway… nothing to do with the fact that teal is my favourite colour!!

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A little matting & layering, a few buttons, pieces of string, a smidgen of distress ink (pine needles) and a butterfly rubber stamp from hero arts. Simple yet elegant! I hope she likes it.

Once I had cut into the 12×12 piece of cardstock, I couldn’t help but use it up. So here are the rest of the bits and pieces I made quickly whilst i had all the pieces of coordinating cardstock sitting on my workdesk.

First a teeny card, but this time I stamped the butterfly onto a page from an old french text book using brown Archival ink. I cut it out then mounted it onto a label shape cut using my nestabilities.

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On this one I have repurposed a piece of cardstock that came with a Pink Paislee clear stamp. I liked the graph style print and knew that I would use it somewhere, so I put it away in my scraps pile. Now it has been given a new lease of life! :0)

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And lastly…I really had fun with this one – working outside of the parameters of a ‘normal’ card. This is simply a card that slips in and out of its little pocket-home. The whole thing can slip inside a standard C6 envelope and a message or a photo can be put on the back of the card. FUN!

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  • Laura January 13, 2010, 10:45 pm

    I love the butterfly on the book print — really cool focal point! — and the lovely cream-colored lace on the last card.

  • Rosa January 13, 2010, 11:42 pm

    I love the “teeny card”. I especially love the fact that you used the old book page to stamp the butterfly, great idea

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