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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pastel Inspiration for Wycinanka

Hello, sweet friends! I'm popping in with a card for the lovely Wycinanka. We were asked to create a pastel inspiration (yay!) along with a peek 'backstage' in the midst of our crafty process. A few such pictures are sprinkled throughout.

I had it on my heart to make a friendship card for a special crafty friend. She is my sweetest friend and I adore her. ♥︎
My favorite pastels are from Pion Design's Easter Greetings collection, so I cut into my last sheet of Cherry Blossom... oh the heartache! (Ha!) My creative process varies, as my inspiration begins with different aspects. This one started with the beautiful paper, as it came to my heart the moment I read our task.

After selecting my focal point (in this case, the friendship sentiment from My Craft Spot), I typically try it out with a few chipboard frames or borders. Forgive my crafty area's terribly dim lighting! :/
I love the intricacy of the lattice work in the Elegance Mini Frames... to me it mirrored the intricacies of the sweetest friendship; the tiny details that make it special. ♥︎
The frame is surrounded with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, from within Summer Wedding Border butterflies flutter about. The lace down the middle was from my very first Live & Love Crafts purchase many moons ago. ♥︎

How do I select my trims for each card? More often than not I lay out several options that come to heart...
... and choose the ones that makes it sparkle. I loved the champagne lace atop the pink paper. I couldn't resist also using a touch of my new favorite pink Marquisa lace from LLC, so I nestled it within a torn section.
For extra beauty for my dear friend, I adorned the top of the card with an Elegance Ornament and pearl drop trim. Graduated sizes of pearls magically appeared on my chippie... it's amazing how often that happens. ;)
Crinkle ribbon (from my friend Diana) and a pearl strand cascade from my flowers for shabby happiness.

And... we're done! ♥︎
Ahh yes... the joy of accurate lighting to really see what a card looks like:
I hope she loves it. :) Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you the sparkliest of days! :)


  1. Oooh Karen l'm sure she will adore it who wouldn't it's stunning! l so do like all of the different lace you used and the pearls drop trim is something l have used on my cards it sets it off beautifully not forgetting the wonderful dies and flowers again your so talented truly are only amazing crafter........hope you have an amazing day sending lots of love x

  2. Karen you are wonderful so kind to shere these amazing photos of this wonderful design I just love the whole fabulous creation but especially how your curled the paper and revealed that stunning lace a very special touch edged with amazing pearls. A wonderful card for your special friend a true keepsake Love and hugs Carole x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, love it!
    Wendy x

  4. Gasp! Who would not love this beautiful card! Everything about it is so pretty and perfect. I love the placement of things on this card. I need to make a layered card for a swap and you've given me some inspiration. Thanks for giving us a peek into your creative process.

  5. I love to see the creative process and hear the thoughts of crafters in the throes of creating each masterpiece. It gives such insight and great inspiration to the onlooker. We all create differently and start from different points that I find it so interesting. Your wonderful friendship card with it's gorgeous collection of flowers, chipboard and pretty trimmings will be truly treasured by the recipient.

  6. My dear friend Karen, as always goes to my heart when I see your wonderful work. A wonderful and fantastic card with beautiful decorations. I love this lace ribbons, and the pearl trim is an absolute dream. The chipboard frames are put perfect in scene.
    Many hugs and blessing Petra

  7. Karen, this is absolutely beautiful! The papers are so soft and warm~I love the delicate frame and the sentiment fits perfectly! The flowers, trimming and lace are a pretty addition to this card! I am sure your friend will adore it! So stunning Karen! As happy to see your amazing creations! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!
    Have a super evening my friend!
    Sherrie K

  8. Oh, such a fabulous creation, Karen!! A true beauty that you created, which will be treasured by your friend!! Gorgeous lace, pearls, and flowers that adorn the very pretty card! And, awesome chippie frame around the perfect sentiment! Hugs and blessings to you! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  9. Oh WOW Karen it's simply stunning! The papers are elegant and I love the chippies... the sentiment speaks volumes and all the beautiful embellishments show how much thought, love & time you put into making this beautiful card! Your friend with just LOVE it! Big Hugs! Have a wonderful day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  10. Hi Karen,
    I absolutely love the sentiment. SO true!I absolutely adore the gorgeous pearls and how beautifully you arrange the gorgeous flowers.I love the frame and elegant lace.Lovely! Such a wonderful card which I know the recipient will absolutely love it!! I do! Stunning ob my friend as always!!
    Sendng you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Crafting with Creative M

  11. How beautiful! Your friend will treasure it, Karen. I especially like the pretty scalloped lace for the torn section. Lovely choices of embellishments! Your card is stunning, feminine, and pure gorgeousness. Thanks for sharing your creative process! Hugs, de


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