Thursday, January 26, 2012

Simply Elegant

Good morning!  It's Lorie here today to share with you a very simple, but elegant card.  No one loves to spend more time fussing, or adding detail to their creations than I do, but sometimes... every once in a while, I want to created something quick and easy, but I still want it to look like I fussed over it.  Our friends at The Scrapping Cottage have made that so easy for us with their line of Cottage Cutz Made Easy.  The dies in this line are exquisitely detailed, and pretty much finished in just one pass through the die cutting machine.  With some carefully chosen paper, you can have a gorgeous project finished in mere minutes, which is what I've done for you with this card.
 I chose this beautiful red glitter paper from Stampin' Up! to use with this Filigree Love Birds die.  The details on this die are wonderful, and with the sparkly paper, there just is no need for anything else.  Sometimes, less is very beautifully MORE.  The sentiment for this card comes from the January 2011 released Frame 1 Lettering Stamps from The Scrapping Cottage.  I thought, and probably overthought what to do for the bottom of this card, and I resisted the urge to use ribbon or make a bow.  I finally decided to add just a little more bling with some clear rhinestone strips, which I colored to match the red, using my Copic markers.  The embossing folder I used for the background is a Cuttlebug folder called Birds and Swirls.
Here's a closer look at the gorgeous detail on the die cut.  You've just gotta love how wonderfully easy this card is, and yet SO pretty, too.  I love it when that happens!  I'm so happy you could stop by today, and I hope you've found some inspiration.  Have a blessed and beautiful day! 


Nikki Foraker said...

this is just BEAUTIFUL!!! you know me, I ♥ simple! ;) SIMPLY AWESOME!

♥ Nikki ♥

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun!!! I love the cottage cutz die you used and how it sparkles so pretty!!!!! Also love the sentiment you used!!!!!

Janice W. said...

This is so pretty Lorie! It is nice to have simple and quick occasionally, especially when they look this beautiful!

CreatedbyKay (Kay Norman) said...

Very pretty, love the red glitter!