November 29, 2013

Dotty Blue ...

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Hi Everybody,

This is a really pretty card and such a lovely shade of blue .. and is much better in real life than the photo shows.

It is another Hinged Card  made from an A4 piece of white card  and it is lined inside.

Somebody asked me the other day what was the benefit of making this style of  card as opposed to simply  folding it in half

Well the simple answer is I add a lot of weight to the front of my cards and they won't free stand if I  have the fold on the side ... but they will display beautifully with the fold at the top.

And adding the hinge means I lose nothing off the size of the area on which to add everything.

The ribbon is a lovely soft Grosgrain and it ties easily into a double bow.

I have added a pale blue embellishment to the knot .

The flowers are a selection from Wild Orchid Crafts

The pearly swirl is called  Frilly Flourish and it is from Want2Scrap

It is a large flourish but I cut it up and use portions of it on several cards.

The website is well worth a visit at present as they are having a half price sale on everything.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




6 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I love the soft blue colour and that ribbon is gorgeous. Pat x

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  2. Morning Christina,
    Beautiful card, love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  3. Oooo Lovely I'm dotty about this card! LOL xXx

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  4. What an extremely pretty card Christina, unfortunately, I have still lost my 'mojo', it has totally left me. :-( I can only hope that it will return and by keeping looking over your site, fingers crossed. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

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  5. Beautiful, love how you used the flourishes, bow is lovely and your flower arranging is just perfect!

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