Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Card Concept - 1st Anniversary!

Hello!

It's the first anniversary of The Card Concept and I just had to play along! I love the team and I love the inspiration. :-)
I used wPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals, Strictly Sentiments, and PTI Postmarks stamps. Colours are SU! Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Barely Banana, and PTI Hibiscus Burst.
I had originally made my card in a very pure CAS version, but added the little edge stripes after going back to look at the inspiration photo again. I ummed and ahhed about it for a while and couldn't decide which one I prefer. I'll show you the original, and you tell me what you think. :-) If you visit me regularly, you will know I lean towards the huge amount of white on the second, but those diagonal stripes seem to give a little something extra.
I think I'll add this version to Virginia's View Clean Slate Challenge.
Okay, back to housework for me!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

19 comments:

Shelly said...

So sweet and pretty!

Marybeth said...

They are both beautiful. But I think I love the added stripes on the side. Yes, I do love the bit of pink stripes,Michelle! Gorgeous!

Virginia Lu said...

Your card is so CAS and gorgeous, Michelle! I love all that white space with the darling stamped flowers! The colors are so lovely by the way! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

Cathy said...

Beautiful CAS card Michelle, Cathy x

Kara said...

sweet/beautiful cards!

Lynn said...

These are both so amazing...love how you stamped the subtle border. Gorgeous one layer beauties Michelle.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super CAS and totally gorgeous Michelle. xx

HJ said...

Both are beautiful cards, but my first choice is the one with the stripes on the sides. They add an extra finishing touch.

Tracey McNeely said...

Michelle two gorgeous cards--SWOON! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely CAS designs Michelle! love those florals - I think I like the addition of the little stripes on the two edges!

Viv said...

Great card Michelle ;)

Kim Heggins said...

This is so pretty...it reminds me of those yummy bakery birthday cakes from when I was little. Just beautiful.

Joyce said...

Love them both, but seeing them together, I do prefer the first. Just that little bit of edging takes the card up a notch, without making it too busy.

Lesley Croghan said...

Stunning!

LauraJane:) said...

I tend to take photos and then keep adding to the card and take more photos...just in case I go overboard:)
I LOVE the PTI Postmarks in pink on the edge..It adds so much in my opinion!
Good to see both versions:)
Thanks for sharing at The Card Concept!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful design and beautiful use of color!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

simply gorgeous!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with The Card Concept!

Wida said...

loving your literal interpretations of case this sketch, but this one caught my eye. I adore the framing. really lovely!