First, let's announce the winners of the super-minimalist card from my last post:
Please email me your snail-mail addresses so I can add you to my Christmas list. My email address is susanraihala at woh dot rr dot com. Oh, I'm so excited!!!!
And now for those of you who thought the last card was a bit too, um, plain, here are two cards I made immediately after finishing the first. As you can see, adding simple little elements does kick the original design up a notch.
Denise, great minds think alike. I had PTI's Holly Jolly set out on my desk and just had to add a little holly and bling, although your idea of red pearls would be just as lovely.
And I just love the clean and graphic elements in Faux Ribbon. Adding a little border of double lines gives a hint (just a hint, really) of movement on the card by guiding your eye.
It's interesting to pay attention to how your eye moves (or doesn't) on a card. The top card requires very little eye movement and as such has a more peaceful, traditional feel to it. The bottom card is more modern and fresh, with just a bit of eye movement added by the double line.
stamps: Papertrey Peaceful Poinsettias, Faux Ribbon, Holly Jolly
ink: Memento cottage ivy, SU real red
accessories: red rhinestones