So today is my day to share a Maja Design project with everyone and it is also my last day as guest designer over at Cheery Lynn Designs (dies)...so I thought I would combine these products and make a special card. My Mom and Dad's 55th anniversary is coming up in a few weeks so I thought I'd make up a special card for them. Ever since I was a little girl, my parents always treasured the cards the most from us kids, especially if they were handmade.
I thought I would use the colors from the Maja Design Mood board this month (this mood board challenge is already finished but I wanted to be sure to do a project because I so loved the board this month....the next mood board challenge will be posted on the first Tuesday of the month - February 4rth ).
I used a bunch of pretty papers from Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics collection with some of my favorite CL dies to make this card. For this card I went with the lovely burgundy/cream/pink papers in this beautiful new collection.
Can you tell I'm fascinated with the lattice die? I can't seem to get enough of that one! For this layout I mounted it behind a circle I cutout using 2 cups to trace out my circles. For the flourishy leaf design I just had to use my favourite flourish die (I'll tell you a secret....I thought I had lost this die and was so upset, it's seriously my all-time favourite leaf/flourish die, I was ready to order myself another!....then I found it about a week ago, it was in the case for my Revolution machine (I finally remembered I put it there because I pretty much always use that die when I pull out my machine :)
I also used a couple of the lace border and lace doily designs to accent the circle design as well as the edge of the corrugated cardstock I used. And I just love to use those lace corner designs to finish off my cards.
For the flowers I used the beautiful Gardenia strip die. I just love the pretty rosy design this die gives. The petals were cut from white cardstock and I just used some Victorian Velvet distress ink by Tim Holtz....I just randomly tinted parts of the petals using a soft make-up sponge, leaving some parts white. I wanted a small 3rd flower for this floral cluster so I used a few of the smallest Sweet Williams die cuts to make a little rose.
Cheery Lynn Products used for this project:
Maja Design Products used for this project:
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! You can find the Cheery Lynn products at many of your local scrap stores or check the links I provided in the list above. Maja design products are becoming more and more available to the North American market, some online retailers are The Scrapbook Diaries and Moments of Tranquility. You can also find stores in your area if you check the storefinder at the Maja Design website, I know they have been busy updating their list since the CHA. :)