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February CC: February Belle

March 1, 2010

o you recognize the papers and elements used in the card above? I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with making and using templates for card design, and decided to take my kit for January, “Sweet Pea” for a test drive. It printed beautifully, and the inner lining looks fantastic! (Second scripture on the inside – click “Cards by Carol” image above for more details) When printing inners for cards, use presentation quality typing paper with a slight sheen and a good weight for an outstanding result.

nce again, chasing the terminator to post February’s Color Challenge! I found this swatch very challenging, Kimmie, thank you very much. Can I send you my bill for replacement hair (clutching of locks) and cocktails (solace and comfort)??

These colours are really, really not my thing, but then that’s precisely why I take part in these challenges. Because they are, um, challenging. Outside of DCZ. (Designer Comfort Zone) After much pummeling (and clutching of locks – see above), I was eventually able to come up with something that uses these incongrous colours but is still “me”. Another cocktail, anyone?

And the results of a little card templating with this kit…

This is designed at 145x145mm to be printed on 148x148mm card blanks which are available here in Europe. Just under  6 inches square. The beauty of using digital supplies for cards like this is that you can resize them to perfectly fit your design/template. For instance, the paper with the three heart buttons (courtesy of Deb, the Scrappin Cop) is resized to position the buttons just where I wanted them. The top right cream paper is “inked” digitally using a cute, quick technique. Newbie Note can be arranged if you are interested  😉

Beaded “Home” by Humbug Graphics (recoloured).  Drop Caps by Jessica Hirsche.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2010 10:09 am

    This is Beautiful!

  2. March 1, 2010 3:29 pm

    Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 19 post on Mar. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. makeyesup permalink
    March 1, 2010 3:44 pm

    Pretty kit, thanks very much for sharing.

  4. March 1, 2010 7:41 pm

    Thank you, dear friend for this freebie! I think you did great with the colors 🙂

  5. March 1, 2010 7:56 pm

    Your kit is gorgeous! So cool that you found a use for the beaded alpha.

  6. Kirsten permalink
    March 2, 2010 7:08 am

    Thank you so much!

  7. March 2, 2010 2:41 pm

    Thanks free! This is coulors beautifull!

  8. Sharon permalink
    March 3, 2010 1:08 am

    Thank you very much.

  9. Judy permalink
    March 4, 2010 7:20 am

    Thankyou for this gorgoeus kit. I’m gonna be making me some cards!!!!!

  10. txgwen permalink
    March 8, 2010 12:38 am

    Gorgeous kit! Many thanks for sharing!

  11. Jenn permalink
    March 22, 2010 1:50 am

    Gorgeous Thank you

  12. April 19, 2010 3:36 pm

    I think it’s a really lovely colour palette, I’m glad you hung in there because you did a great job with it, I especially love the stamps:)

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