Dark Romance

Why is this post called that?  It’s the name of the paper stack I worked with to make these cards, silly 🙂  Usually I just put the company name in the title of the post, but I’m trying to not be sooooo boring today.

Anyway, it’s all about Die Cuts With a View on the blog today.  I was sent this stack by Xyron for an album that they’re sharing on the Facebook page this week and I decided to make a couple of cards with it.  I have a friend with a birthday this week, so it’ll be perfect to have something fancy made up for that, and the other would make a great anniversary or Valentine’s Day card.  Let’s get started!

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This is the anniversary/Valentine’s Day card.  I really liked the brocade style papers in this stack.  The patterns are really pretty without being too overpowering in the background.

The shapes that I used for embellishments were all cut from papers in the stack and all that I had to add to the card was a little ribbon.  I used the Xyron Mega Runner and some 3/16″ Adhesive Dots on this one.  It’s fairly monochromatic, but I used foam adhesive and an edge distresser to add interest and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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This one is going to my friend. 🙂  The glittered papers in the stack are very pretty and add so much interest to a project!  I layered a doily with another brocade paper and then a circle cut from a glittered paper.  The green shape is from the stack, just cut from one of the embellishment sheets.  I did add some Kaisercraft paper flowers and Recollections leaves.  The sentiment is by Doodlebug.  A little more distressing and some distress ink and you have a finished project.

I used more foam adhesive on this one, along with some 3/8″ Xyron Adhesive Dots and the Xyron Mega Runner.

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!  By the time you read this, I’ll be busting out some homework.  Oh, the joys of being back in school. 🙂