Friday, 20 June 2014

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Elegant or Trendy?!

Hello hello hello!

Told you I was back!     :)
Lovely Lace Embossed Vellum - Silver Accents
Lovely Lace Embossed Vellum - Gold Accents


Here are more of the cards we made at my 20 card class on the weekend and can I just doesn't get any easier!!  For the two "Elegant" cards above, we merely ran a sheet of vellum through the Big Shot with the new Lovely Lace embossing folder and attached this to a black card.  A strip of black cardstock across the front, then a bit of embellishment and the card was done.  As you can see, the ladies had their choice of using gold or silver ribbon, and adding either pearls or rhinestones to enhance their card.  It really is THAT easy!  But boy oh boy does this card ever have wow factor in real life!
Watercolor Thank You - Work of Art Hearts

Watercolor Thank You - Work of Art Circles

As for the two "Trendy" artwork-type cards on that come next....when you want or need a card fast, Work of Art comes to the rescue again.  We merely stamped three consecutive times (without re-inking in between) with one of the swooshes that come in the Work of Art set.  Then the ladies repeated this with either the Work of Art circle stamp or the heart.  The new Watercolor Thank You provided the perfect sentiment.  And the addition of either circle or heart-shaped Coastal Cabana sequins and some matching Baker's Twine completed the card.  Quick and cute, wouldn't you say?  And I am quite liking the In Color sequins that are offered in this new catalogue.  Sometimes they are just enough to add the bling I need.

This morning I am holding my last Club until September.  Lots of classes planned over the summer, but our regularly scheduled club takes a hiatus.  So I am off to prep the final bits of cardstock.

Tune in tomorrow for a few more installments from my Inspiration Stamp Day collection.  Some elegant.  Some trendy.  Some refined.  Some bohemian.  We made something to suit everyone's taste!

And just for the record, please feel free to leave me a comment to let me know....which way do your tastes run?  Elegant and Manicured or Trendy and Interpretive?  It will be interesting to hear which kinds of cards people gravitate towards?

Until then - I hope  you are looking forward to a great day.  May your work-day be over Fast.  And may your entire day be Fabulous!   

God Bless you all,       ~Cynthia      <><


  1. Glad to see you back, and on a roll! I really liked the bird nest card yesterday! I tend to like the elegant stuff, but both are quite lovely! I hope you have a great weekend! Susan T

    1. Thanks for the warm welcome and for patiently waiting for me to get back on track Susan! Hope you have a great weekend. Will I still see you and your friend at my BOGO next Thursday night?
      God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  2. I really like both the elegant and trendy cards... I really can't choose between them because they are so different! That being said, In the elegant one, I like the pearls on the velum, but I think I would go for the silver or even a white ribbon with it. In the trendy card, I really like the hearts one :)
    That's my two-cents'-worth!

    1. Thanks for weighing in Melanie! Hope you are having a blast down east with your family - and that you are having a successful time support-raising! God Bless and take care, ~Cynthia <><