Monday, June 1, 2015

Girls, Girls, Girls!

Hi, everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start. And, can anyone tell me what happened to May? Seriously!

Did you notice this is my second post today? That's right, two posts in one day! (And, I'm hoping to share an Online Card Class card or two later today.)

Turns out the newest Cards in Envy and Words 2 Scrap By challenges are going live on the same day. This post features my card for the new CIE challenge. So, feel free to scroll down to learn a little more about this month's W2SB challenge.  :)

Girls, Girls, Girls

The CIE challenge that starts today is all about the ladies. Our challenge for these next couple of weeks is to make a feminine card.

When I hear feminine card, I immediately think pink and frilly. Probably a bit stereotypical, but that's what pops in my mind.

So, I grabbed my DCWV sweet matstack papers that are as pretty in pink as you can possibly get. Then, I got out those fun Paper Smooches wave dies. And, the girly creative juices started flowing!

DCWV sweet matstack; Core-dinations chocolate lover cardstock
Paper Smooches waves die
PS group hugs sentiment in Distress Ink walnut stain
Stampin' Up! island indigo ribbon; stash gems
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Glue Dots

This pretty card is a birthday card for my first manager at McGraw Hill, who felt more like a big sis and is someone to whom I owe a huge thanks. Happy Birthday, Lisa!

A couple of design considerations/decisions that went into the card are:
  • The paper on the top front of the card is so lovely that I let it do the work for me. I cut it very carefully so that the embossed, glittery swirls framed the top of my card.
  • I've been chomping at the bit to use Paper Smooches' fabulous waves dies. In Kim's genius, she designed the dies so that could work as waves or scallops. So clever! I took great care in cutting three scalloped strips and layering them so the stripes in the paper lined up just right. (More on that in the last bullet point.)
  • The embellishment at the left of the sentiment is actually a small pink sequin atop of a larger clear sequin. I wanted this embellishment to be a little different from the other two without introducing a different color. 
  • As the photo above shows, there is a brown strip at the bottom of the inside. I did this to "ground" the bottom edge of the card, as well as to provide a straight edge for the card to protect the scallops from bending in transit.
  • And, as the photo shows, I also added some decoration to the top of the card's inside. This was actually done out of necessity -- to cover up a bit of a tear that came from removing one of the scallops from the front. The perfectionist in me just had to line up those striped scallops as closely as possible. Next thing I know, I'm finding a way to cover up an oops. Think the fix turned out pretty well -- this time, that is.  :)
So, I hope you will stop by Cards in Envy to see what the other designers have created for this fun challenge -- and then come back to CIE to link up a card.   :)

Parting Thoughts

June Challenge
June 1 - June 26
As I mentioned, the new Words 2 Scrap By challenge went live this morning. Hope you will stop by W2SB, check out our card gallery, and then come by to link up a card.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. so sweet!! LOVIN those scallops!!

  2. Not an oops - an opportunity for embellishment! Love how you lined up the scallops and the plaid.

  3. Love the colors and layered scallops! Beautiful card!

  4. What a fun and pretty card Sybrina! I am loving those papers and yes, I think pink and frilly too for feminine cards. lol Maybe it is because of all the guys I had, but pink is my color and frilly is what I love. lol I love this card! Hugs, Brenda

  5. OK, I am SOOOOO dense - I didn't realize you were selected to be part of the Cards in Envy DT! Congrat on a well deserved honor!!!!

  6. WOW... fantastic card, beautyful colours and a great idea to create this one. I love your Card!
    hugs Doris and thanks for your comment (LOL)