Monday, March 18, 2013

luxe - urious...

One of the fun new trends I am enjoying is using metallics, they seem to be popping up everywhere these days. Pink Paislee has a gorgeous new line called Luxe and it's just that...luxurious and very high end looking, especially for cards! The metallic is embossed into the paper, so when using this paper, it really looks like stationary you would buy at the store! I made two quick cards the other day...

On the Happy Day card, I trimmed the dot paper down so that the dots were more on the bottom of the card, leaving the top open with white space for a sentiment. I used Pink Paislee's new Luxe Copper Alphas to spell out "day". I LOVE these and they don't get glitter all over you, the glitter is infused into the letter and doesn't come off. They are easy to reposition as well.

I added a "happy" stamp from Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites  #12 stamp set. With all of the straight lines from the arrows and such, I thought a curvy script stamp would be a nice addition. To adhere the vellum punched stars, I used Helmar's cute Zap Dots.

On the Wow card, again I used the Luxe chipboard arrows and Luxe star rub ons, Copper Alphas and a "congrats" card from Papertrey Ink's Congrats All Ways stamp set. To complete the card, I simply adhered a strip of Luxe chevron paper onto the top with Helmar's Tape Runner.

Check out all that shimmer! The Luxe line was created as an "accessory" to add to other lines, but I think it looks fabulous all by itself too.



11 comments:

Diana K said...

Wow, love the way it looks so sophisticated and grown-up!

Diane said...

Very pretty, classy looking, too...I will havet ot get some of the Luxe Line!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

absolutely amazing! stylish!

maria f. said...

GOR-GEE-US. Absolutely. I love them both, especially that congrats stamp.

Cristina said...

Beautiful, Danielle. Love the stark black-and-white with it, too.

Linda Nicholson said...

These are just gorgeous! I love how you can do CAS as well as shabby. I've also been wanting to tell you...your new picture is just beautiful!

Linda

Helen Tilbury said...

Very nice! I love your cards and style!!

Trish Smith said...

Very unique and stylish.

Cassie_lu said...

Love how these look.

Kara said...

These are really awesome, Danielle!!

Suzanne Russell said...

Very sophisticated and elegant.