Hello and happy Tuesday readers! Today I am sharing three cards that were inspired by fellow cardmaker, Ivana Camdzic. I first discovered Ivana through Instagram and was drawn to her beautiful use of pastel colors and her stunning layout photography. I have later come to learn she is a foodie, a traveler and also married to a wonderful man named Mark. So, we have discovered much more in common through our social media friendship than just our shared passion for papercrafting! What I have also realized after creating these cards is that I really like pastel colors and that even though they are considered more non-traditional for holiday cards, they are equally as stunning! I do hope to incorporate many more of these soft colors in the future.
Here are the beautiful cards created by Ivana that inspired my cards:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Smoky Slate cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles, I cut a piece of silver star patterned paper (source unknown). I adhered this scalloped patterned paper directly to the card base using a dot tape runner. I die cut the wreath in both Mint Macaron and Pistachio cardstock. I punched little white flowers to adorn the wreath and placed clear rhinestones in the center of the flowers. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment "joy" from silver glimmer cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the card.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. I die cut a piece of music patterned paper (source unknown) and adhered it to the center of the card. Using the Hello Winter Nice and Neat Dies from Neat And Tangled, I die cut the word in Cherry Cobbler and white cardstock. I adhered the sentiment to the middle of the card using foam adhesive. I stamped the leaves, greenery and berries using the Spruce and Sprigs stamp set and coordinating dies from Papertrey Ink. I adhered the berries, leaves and greenery to the top left and lower right side of the frame to make the sentiment pop.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles, I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I adhered this scalloped patterned paper directly to the card base using a dot tape runner. I die cut the wreath in both Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I placed pink rhinestones in the center of the wreath. I cut a 4" x 1 1/2" sheet of birch gold foil paper, notched both ends and placed it behind the wreath. I die cut the "believe" sentiment from gold glimmer cardstock and white cardstock. I layered the two on top of each other and adhered the sentiment to the center of the card using foam adhesive.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing a variety of ways to incorporate pastel colors into your holiday cards. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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