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3.25.2014

Designer Series: Everyday Greetings with Elena Roussakis

Hey there! Elena here, just stopping by with a card I made using some of the new sets.

you are wonderful


I started out by creating my card base, simply stamping the triangle pattern from on point borders to cover the entire area.  I sponged around the edges in a dark grey ink and set it aside (I can't help it, everything looks unfinished to me without sponged edges. Is there a support group for that?)

Then, I set about creating my focal panel.  I used post-it strips to create a random geometric pattern, and sponged on different colors, really working them in to make sure that I got saturated color. I wanted the colors to really pop in contrast to the black and white card base.

you are wonderful


Then, using sketchy letters, I spelled out "you are" to compliment the wonderful script font of the everyday greeting sentiment. I overlapped them a little, so that they looked like one cohesive unit.

I didn't want the whole card to be flat, so I cut out a "smile" speech bubble and popped it up over the sentiments.  In passing, the speech bubble die from just hatched matches the hello speech bubble from everyday greetings, but not this smile one (which is facing the opposite direction.)

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥, elena.

11 comments:

  1. I love the bright colors against the patterned gray background! Really cute card.

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  2. Wonderful design. Great pop of color against that sweet background.

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  3. What a wonderful card just enough color and I like that part of your sentiment uses the new alpa set I just love that alpha set and I love your card as well!

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  4. I like the way the unique shapes you created that also communicate your sentiment, " You are wonderful in every way." Did you plan that?

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  5. I love the graphics and pretty colors against the fabulous background! Such a pretty card!

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  6. Wonderful card! I love the delicate background.

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