Friday, February 16, 2018

More Yana Inspiration

Yana Smakula's card inspired more than just yesterday's post. It inspired these four cards...color variations that were so much fun.

The first three color variations use bling...because no matter how much I used during the Bling series, I still have gobs left. The last one uses half pearls, because I found them in my green embellishment drawer and realized they would make a lovely minty card.

You'll note that the size of the stamped panel changes throughout the series. That's because I had different pieces of cardstock scraps. Use what you have. Not sure which I prefer...perhaps the 1/4" mat. The 1/8" mat seems a bit small.

Several things make this design work well. First is the clean classic design of the wreath stamp and font of the sentiment. Soft curves and pokey serifs create a pleasing tension.

Second is the shine. Because bling/pearls are so pretty!

Third is the harmony of monochromatic pastel color schemes with a touch of black. Black works so well with pastels.

Thank you, Yana, for your lovely card with the heart-shaped wreath. I don't have that stamp, but this one was a perfectly nice substitute!

Which color do you like the best?

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Papertrey A Wreath for All Seasons, Keep It Simple Birthday
paper: Papertrey
ink: various dye inks
accessories: rhinestones, pearls


  1. I love that minty green! Happy weekend

  2. As always, YOU are an inspiration!

  3. Had to pop in to tell you that these cards are amazing. Thanks for always sharing your creative ideas. have a great day


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