Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hybrid Craft: Spiky Swirls Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Spiky Swirls Card

Spiky Swirls PS Brushes: Mel's Brushes
Font:TW Cen MT
"Gold Linen Weave" Embossed Metallic Paper (for lining): The Paper Company
Card and Envelope: Crane Museo Cards
Other: Rhinestones

Done for KWerner's 50th Color Challenge!

I had a lot going on this week when this color challenge came out, and then the colors really gave me a hard time. It took me forever to figure out what I wanted to do, and I finally found some inspiration from a magazine to help me (VERY loose inspiration, but at least I finally got some idea in my head).

I decided to try my hand at making something that you might find at a nice stationery store (like a Papyrus), so I broke out my small box of Crane Museo Cards -- 100% cotton paper. Oh, it's SO yummy! I LOVE it. However, it doesn't really like printing borderless, so I decided to go with a simple, yet elegant design. Less is more! The brown came out pretty dark, but hopefully you can tell it IS brown. Obviously the card stands in for my white, and I love the way the other colors came out. This paper takes ink so well. The swirls are so fun, and you know me, I love swirls ... and rhinestones! AND, I found this delicious gold paper to line the card with. Technically, gold IS a shade of yellow, but since it's not really part of the card, hope it won't count against me ^_-.)

I do have to say, the picture doesn't really do this card justice. The soft texture of the paper is so lovely, and the woven gold paper just adds this richness. Love it! (And don't you just love the rounded corners? So fun!)


Butternut Sage Designs May 2, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

plain and simply PERFECT !!!!! I love it hugs~Donna

Mandy May 2, 2009 at 7:25 PM  

So pretty and so simple! Thanks for sharing!
- Mandy

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Coraline May 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

Simple and beautiful! Great job on the challenge :)

sideoats + scribbles May 2, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

Oh that paper *does* look yummy! LOVE what you did with it! :)

Terrie May 3, 2009 at 1:55 AM  

This is a delightful card. So you did it digitally? What sort of priner do you have that takes such beautiful paper stock?

Brian May 3, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

As her husband/No.1 fan boy I can answer that question. The nonchalant girl has an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 that uses Claria Hi-Definition Inks. It is a CMYK that is prints photos pretty well, but does excellent on her hi res digi scraps. It is a wide format printer to boot, letting her print pages that are up to 13" wide. Woot woot!

Christine May 3, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

I love swirls, too! ^_^

Amy May 3, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

Wow! Double wow! This card is fantastic!

stephsidestory May 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

Very nice - you are certainly the hybrid queen.

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