My Mind’s Eye | Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye

Today, as part of our My Mind’s Eye feature week, we have another great example of a card highlighting their new “My Girl” collection from CHA Winter 2013. This card by designer Annette Allen combines a wealth of pattern with an exuberant message fit for everyday or a variety of occasions.

The patterned paper provides its own pre-printed sentiment block which makes a quick and easy base for the design. Annette added a unique element to the sentiment block – a half pinwheel, constructed with a die from Lil’inker designs. It adds dimension and flair without overwhelming the sentiment visually. The whole pinwheel would have been overwhelming.

Next, on the right side, Annette added a series of hand cut banners. The coordinated paper collection means the papers go together perfectly without fear of clashing. She “grounded” the banners with self-adhesive pearls from the “My Girl” collection.

For a final touch, a twine wrap around the card adds some touchable texture, and a line that goes vertically to offset the horizontal banner and sentiment block lines. And just that quick…the card is complete!

Supplies | My Mind’s Eye (My Girl). Embellishment: My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots (My Girl). Twine: May Arts (Burlap String). Cardstock: Neenah (white). Adhesive: Scotch 3M (ATG). Die: Lil’inker Designs (mini pen wheel die).

Designer: Annette Allen

Annette started card making in 1997, when a neighbor invited her to a Stampin’ Up! party while she was living in Germany. She has since started a blog and taken part in many design teams. Annette has been published in Paper Crafts Magazine, Designed To Color, Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine and Papercraft Inspirations. To learn more about Annette, visit her blog, My Clever Creations.

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6 Responses to My Mind’s Eye | Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

  1. Laurel S March 8, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    What a fun card! I love everything about it!

  2. Melissa Shea March 8, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    all the pretty paper! so fun! love the 1/2 pinwheel :)

  3. Rachel Parys March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Cutest card ever!!! So happy, bright, and fun!! Love it!

  4. Angi March 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Annette’s card just brighten my day! I love the happy colors and the pinwheel. :)

  5. Debbie Crowder March 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Oh my Annette i love this. Love the colors and the little pinwheel!

  6. ~amy~ March 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    What a fun card!

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