For this card, I used the new Berry Bliss Designer Series paper. I am SO in love with this paper.
Let me tell you a secret. I have a bunch of retired paper from YEARS ago....because I simply couldn't bear to part with it all. In the past, I would get new paper and just adored looking at it all safe in its packaging. It was just too pretty to take out and use. I couldn't bear to cut into it. Even more frightening was the thought that the paper would retire and I wouldn't be able to get any more later on. THEN what was I going to do??? I'm happy to say that I've grown up over the years......well, maybe not really grown up, but learned to let go more. After all, what fun is growing up? The young at heart definitely have a lot more fun. :)
Everything about this card was CASEd from myself. Speaking of CASEing.....I don't usually CASE anyone. For pretty much the same reason that I don't look at papercrafting magazines when I create. I find that working on my own allows for more creative freedom. Now....that's not to say that CASEing is wrong. It just doesn't work for me. For some people, it gives them more freedom. For me, it inhibits me. We're all different in our approaches to creating. The one thing I DO find myself CASEing is myself, though. I love to try different spin-offs from the creations I've made. I really like to see what a difference paper, colors, inks, embellishments, etc. would make from one card to the next while still using the same design.
That's what I attempted to do with this card. The design concept is the same, the dimensions of all the paper is the same. Even the punches I used for the embellishment are the same. I just switched around the colors of cardstock, the patterned paper and the ribbon color.
Tomorrow will be back to your regularly scheduled stamping program. *wink* I picked up some really cute red and pink take-out boxes that I have big plans for.