Three prompts from the prompt jar for week 5 of the 52 cards challenge :-) These were: pale, glitter, love.
Now you know I don't do glitter.... LOL. But I have used the 'pale' and 'love' and added a bit of pearly bling instead of glitter! I have to say, wasn't really inspired to make a Christmas card from this prompt, so did two everyday ones instead - Valentine and wedding anniversary, since it's our 29th coming up next month. Good job DH doesn't read my blog........
For the anniversary card, I robo-cut two postage stamp mats (cut file from the Silhouette site, big thank you to Trish for pointing the way!) The plum paper is a freebie from work and the pale background papers came with a magazine, which may have been Simply Homemade. I punched out the two hearts and attached them to the base using foam pads, so I could tuck the pearl swirls underneath. Then I stamped the sentiment (Stamping all day), it's little bit wonky, but I'm sure he won't notice LOL. Then the pearls in the corners. But it was missing something.... so I tucked some laser-cut gears under the heart too, and added pearls to the sides of those, supposedly to be like lines indicating motion ...... but actually to cover a smudge of ink near one of the gears, so I had to do the same 'fix' on all three! I like the way they look, so that's OK :-)
The Valentine card was much simpler. A while ago I bought some double-fold card blanks in a linen finish, by mistake - I hadn't read the description properly and thought they were ordinary single fold. However this has turned out to be a good thing, as I can cut off one of the thirds and then trim it down to a mat to fit on the now single fold blank. The same freebie plum paper is matted underneath this to give a very narrow border and I used a south-western corner punch for a bit of detail. Then I punched the two hearts in plum and pale paper as I had done on the anniversary card, but this time added a punched heart in a pink magazine paper (Making Cards). This was stuck with red tape just down the centre so it could be 2D and I added a line of pearls on each heart, plus one in each corner. No space to put a sentiment, but if you get a card on Valentine's day with hearts on it, I'm sure it's pretty clear what it is LOL.
I really like these two, and I must work out a way to put a sentiment on the second design, as I'm sure I could use it for several occasions.