Friday, February 6, 2015

PTI 8th Anniversary Day 2: Inspiration from Maile Belles

I love Maile's style, so clean and simple and beautiful.  I love her tricks with one layer cards, her ways of using images that I would never think of, and her ways with cutting card layers to add just that perfect bit of interest.  I honestly don't know how she does it.  My mind certainly does not think that way.  I have been following Maile's blog since 2009, where her cards were just a little bit different but still clean and beautiful.  She wasn't on the PTI design team, but she loved their stamps already.  I think a few of her favorite sets were In Bloom, Everyday Button Bits, and Warm Happiness, just to name a few.  So I am going to share some of her love for those sets by CASEing a few of those cards from her early blog posts.  I will provide link ups to her cards.  Thanks for the inspiration Maile.  Can't wait to see the awesome products and creativity you have in store for us this year.

Card #1:  link to original here:
This one is pretty much a total CASE.  I did use liquid pearls instead of french knots.  

Card #2:  link to original here.
This one I changed up the color scheme to Fine linen, Kraft, Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet.  

Card #3: link to original here

I used some of Maile's favorite colors of Ocean tides, Aqua Mist and Melon Berry on this one to change it up a bit.

And lastly, here is my own original creation using Maile's familiar technique of a tilted panel.  I used the new Zappy Birthday set cause it just needed to get inky for the first time.  I think it turned out kind of cute.


Cynde said...

Good job casing Maile's cards. I really like your own original card you did in her offset style also. Beautiful !

Colleen said...

Perfect CASing of Maile!!

Maile Belles said...

Taking me down memory lane! I love these!!! Thanks for the throwback.