Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Paper Trail meets Laughing Lola

Welcome to this month's edition of the Paper Trail blog hop. If you have arrived here from Lynne's blog, you're in the right place, but as always, it is a circular blog and you can start and end anywhere. Take time to enjoy artwork from several talented consultants as we introduce the first of our selections from the brand new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book.

That's right, folks. The new Idea Book goes live today and we are featuring papers from the Laughing Lola collection. This paper packet is rich with standard colors such as Black, Gypsy, and White Daisy along with the kit exclusive colors of Laughing Lola Blue, Laughing Lola Gold, and Laughing Lola Purple. These colors work together to make papers that are terrifically festive and fun!

Speaking of fun and festivity, what could be more fun than little banners and bling! I just loved taking the time to create this card full of touches to take it to the next level! The papers were paired with the new stamp set, D1555-All the Details, to create a card sure to brighten anyone's day.

Multiple layers of color and pattern set the stage for a cheery greeting accented by a sparkle flourish and one of the new Aqua Dots embellishments. The greeting could easily be the sentiment for a birthday card or congratulatory message.

Check out the string of banners that were cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, stamped in colors of Gypsy, Black and Lagoon, and laced with black and white Baker's Twine. To make this job as simple as can be, I first used glue dots to position the banners in a pleasing curve. A tapestry needle then made the job of adding the twine very simple. Lastly, I used snippets of a zip strip from one of the papers to make the two narrower banners on the twine. They were simply folded over the twine and adhered with more glue dots. It was quick and simple!

Look closely and you will see additional Aqua Dots dancing around the line of banners along with clear sparkles to finish the celebratory feel of the card. Enjly!

Now hop on over to Mary's blog to see what she has created with the Laughing Lola collection!