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Card Jewels by Aixa M. - Food for thought: "Forever is composed of nows." (Emily Dickinson)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Emerald Note

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends!  I used to say this usually on Fridays but every day is special so instead of only Happy Friday, Happy-Whatever-Day-of-the-Week!  He, he.  

Today I am posting a card for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger: Envy Becomes You.  After you see the picture you will understand:

That's a lovely image that brings the phrase "Green with Envy" to a whole new level!  I love the color combination, the green embroidery is gorgeous, and the shoes…Oh, the shoes!  Simple yet very elegant.  The bows make the shoe, in my opinion… So from the colors to the shoes, here is my take on the trigger:

Since I liked the embroidery so much I decided to ink up a Cuttlebug folder and do a letterpress background.  I usually incorporate stamping on my projects but for this one I thought 'less is more'.  Every now and then I like a plain note so I can use for any occasion so this card goes on the "anything" stash!  

Another main element from the trigger are the bows on the shoes so I added a bow on the card.  The ribbon I had was narrower than I wanted so to add volume and 'presence' to the bow, I made it double.  

Card stock: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea, Jellybean green
Ink: Memento Pear Tart
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers
Ribbon: Offrey (Green; sorry don't have the exact color name/code)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Have a bright day!


  1. Wonderful CAS card, Love the letterpress technique with that beautiful embossing folder and colors!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, Aixa - you nailed this challenge! What a great idea, and such a CAS, but elegant look! Great job - thanks for sharing!!!

  3. I'm a new follower...and I saw you at
    "The Outlaws" Looking for Followers.

    Sussie B.

  4. Hey Aixa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)